Thursday, February 25, 2010

Health Care Overhaul

Right now there's a health care summit taking place in Washington D.C. in which our country's leaders are seeking to reform/overhaul our nation's health care. The hope is that we may be able to fix "broken" parts of our health care system in such a way that all Americans will be able afford to be live long, healthy, productive lives.

Though I don't have much a voice in that debate, I do have a "prescription" that will allow us to add energy and vitality to our spiritual lives:

"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." (Colossians 3:16)

Ready for a spiritual health care overhaul? Try these few steps:

1. Let God's Word richly dwell in you. Read it. Meditate on it. Memorize. Study it. Pray it. Live it. It will transform you. In fact, it's got a guarantee that it will not be unproductive. (Isaiah 55:11)

handspraying.jpg2. Teach and encourage one another. Compliment each other. Build each other up. Hug, "high five," and give pats on the back. After all, it's by our love for one another that the world knows we are Christ's.(John 13:35)

3. Sing songs of praise and adoration with thanksgiving in your hearts. As the old hymn says, "count your blessings." Be appreciative. Look for the good in things. Tell God (and others), "thank you."

I'm no health care expert, but I submit to you these 3 steps are a healthy prescription that will help you have life and life more abundantly.

May your days be better and your smiles be brighter...

On the Journey Together,