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If we truly believe God and his Word, we must also believe his Word is true. If we believe even one word is false, we must also believe all is false. Now, if that matter is settled, let’s proceed with some of his Word laid out in the beginning…that being the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis.
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:27-29 NKJV
When we unwrap this Scripture, we find these truths:
- We are created in the image of God. His image is perfect. So, we are perfectly created, not lacking anything.
- God provided food grown from the earth to sustain his creation. He also created the appetite (draw) toward that food which he created.
- God gave us dominion (authority) over the earth, which would include the physical body which was created from the earth.
Therefore, if God made us perfect and provided all we need, we do NOT need to live in fear and anxiousness. Sickness and fear of death or virus do not need to be our focus, but rather on living a life of fullness and completeness in God. Additionally, if what we put in our mouths (food) does not meet the criteria of God’s intent – that being coming from the earth in its original packaging – then we are disobedient to his provision.
As we know, the current pandemic has highlighted our failure to follow these simple truths. It has also shown us our weaknesses – spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Let us take the following inventory:
- Do I view my life as lacking anything? E.g., Do I really think God made my immune system to be poor and inadequate?
- Am I truly feeding my body correctly? E.g., Do I repeatedly ingest food that is not food at all? Am I sedentary?
- Have I allowed God to really have authority in the renewal of my mind? E.g., Do I speak and mimic things repeatedly that do not line up with God’s truth?
Taking inventory and revisiting foundational truth brings solidity and confidence in our lives. This confidence, which is from and in God, yields a life that shines like the brightest star in the darkest night. Let’s all shine brighter each day.
By Doctors Mark and Michele Sherwood
Mark is a doctor in nutrition and Michele is a medical doctor. They are authors of a number of best-selling health and wellness books and lead The Functional Medical Institute, a wellness-based medical practice in Tulsa, OK.