From the Blame Game last week to Mind Games this week, I have been enjoying sharing unique spin on the messages that have been coming from my church this past few weeks. I think this is very important in the health world. As I have often said in the past, good health starts with philosophy.
What I am referring to, is the fact that there are an endless stream of marketed health choices out there in the world. It never stops. You simply don’t have enough time in your day to wisely evaluate every option out there, from different supplements, to odd naturopathic treatments, to coffee enemas, juicing… where do you stop or start?
The reality is that you can use philosophy to chop 90% of the choices out there off of your plate. My philosophy is that everything should be evaluated through the lens of God. If you don’t believe in creation, then you’ll need to find another high level lens to evaluate through. But an example, “Would this be true if all things that I hold to be true in creation exist?”
So, if God created the Earth as I believe, and people exist in all parts of the Earth as I believe, do I need the water from this one area, or the fruit that is only in a specific jungle? Does water not exist in the state that he designed it to be in, so should I filter it clean? Do I need to drink a specific type of drink that doesn’t exist on the planet naturally? If so, why?
So back to our message.
The Receivers interpretation of the Senders message.
This is what the message was really all about. When we communicate to one another, how our interpretation of what was said, becomes the distance between us. For example, if my wife says “I love you”. My interpretation is that she loves me, thus we have a strong relationship. If I do something wrong in her eyes, and she says “Geez, its a good thing I love you” then it might be just the opposite.
But in each instance, is is still up to me to choose the interpretation of the comment. If I choose to believe the most positive possible reason/purpose for the message, then I will surely narrow the gap between us (strengthen the relationship). If I choose to believe there is negativity there, then I am widening the gap.
This is a fantastic way to approach relationship health. I don’t know that any other momentary choice, will have as much impact as this one. The choice to trust and have faith that love is plentiful in your relationships.
What is really cool about this type of review, is to consider what love does in these instances. Love assigns the best motives.
Love does not “suspect”.
Love, in the most simple of terms… is BLIND.
I like tying these messages back to health, so as I was saying, health starts with philosophy. If we believe that we were created in the image of God, then our world view should include that we are strong, we are powerful, we are gifted. The world is fallen, yet we are the anointed creatures of God. Therefore, it would be appropriate for me to believe,
“I have the potential of health when I look into creation for the things that support this creation”
I am not made with a lack of, or a wanting for, a need for… I am made with the potential to be very healthy.
Remembering, that your philosophy will guide you on what really is needed. That you have a brain to make decisions, but you don’t have a spirit of fear to drive you into those.
Check out Clay’s message from yesterday here – http://northpoint.org/messages/let-the-games-begin/the-mind-game/
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E