Healing is the children’s bread. This is the idea that we understand from Jesus’ encounter with the Syrophenician woman. We are His children; the Lord’s Prayer tells us to ask for daily bread. Because bread is a symbol for nourishment, we understand that we must believe for nourishment/healing daily.
Healing is to be taken into the body on a daily basis. We do this when we choose the right foods, the right vitamins, supplements, and herbs. We no longer live in the Garden of Eden; however God still ‘gives us all things that pertain to life and godliness.’ It is a bit harder than picking food off the trees, but the effort now will provide long term benefits as we age.
Lifestyle changes such as exercise and rest are also important to the restoration/regeneration of the body. We live in a very busy culture. There is something not quite right about taking time off, or pulling away to rest. Yet we find that when we do rest, we feel rejuvenated.
It is a challenge to put first things first, and carve out time from all the busy-ness to care for ourselves.
What are your biggest challenges in caring for yourself?