by Bernadette Carey
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
1 Thessalonians 5:18 King James
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
At sixty six years of age I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. So, for most of all the days of my life I have not honoured God in how I have cared for my body - The Temple of the Holy Spirit which God has given me.
1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
Food has been a security that I have used throughout my life to give me comfort and though I have often been convicted of my sin in overeating and little physical exercise, "hushing" Holy Spirit or ignoring His sweet, gentle voice has been my method of operation.
Now I long to be obedient to my Heavenly Father, understanding more and more His heart for my well being - I need help, prayer and accountability. I have tried "to be good" many times over the years with little success. Now, it is crucial if I am to live out the number of years I have been given in health.
So, I do give thanks for this unhealthy situation I have created for myself - but at the same time I declare that I am going to walk into health.
Bless you for being here for me. Bless this wonderful ministry. I love "The Hem of His Garment" and all that you do to send forth the WORD. For therein is salvation, life and health!