“My son, give attention to my words…Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.”
One of my heroes from the 1800s is a man of faith called George Muller. With faith in God, he built five large orphanages and housed some 2,000 orphans annually. He never asked a soul for money, but brought every need before the Lord. He literally prayed in millions of dollars throughout his life to keep those orphanages going.
Muller did the Lord’s work tirelessly each day. At age 70, he even began a 17-year period of missionary travels and preached in almost 40 countries. He travelled more than 200,000 miles, an incredible achievement during pre-aviation times. At age 93, after being visited by two much younger friends, he later commented with gratefulness to God that he was much more energetic than them, with no aches or pains.
My friend, do you want to know what one of Muller’s secret to a long and healthy life was?
It was his love of immersing himself in the Scriptures, and his life was a testimony of the constant recuperative power the Word exercised over or upon his whole being!
If your health has been poor lately, get into the Word. Ask the Lord to give you a renewed love for His Word. Saturate your heart and mind with His life-giving words each day. You can start by reading the healing miracles of Jesus. See His love and compassion for the sick, and His willingness to heal them. Write down a couple of healing scriptures and meditate on them, speaking them over your body and keeping them in the midst of your heart. Beloved, you will find that God’s Word is indeed life and health to your entire being!