The Bible has a lot to say about healthy and healing.  Proverbs particularly has a lot of wisdom for life.  In the Amplified version, Proverbs 3:1-2 starts this wisdom packed chapter of many quotable verses in this manner:

“My son, forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death], these shall they add to you.”

Sometimes we like to think that we can sail past what God says in His Word about lifestyle, and just “believe” ourselves towards heal and healing.  Sometimes in His grace, it works out that way, but most of the time, we must operate according to God’s lifestyle plan for our lives to receive the benefits.

There are a few things that must be stated before moving on.  This is not a typical expository on the necessity of obeying God.  Obedience is important, but there is something more important.  Grace.  You see, obedience is the fruit of receiving something that we could not earn or accomplish in and of oversells.  Only through Jesus and by a revelation of total forgiveness through faith and trust in Him that not only do we become righteous, but do we have any hope of walking in the blessings that He has promised to us, particularly those as we walk in obedience.

Most of the healing need is what is needed within us!  When we understand that we are loved unconditionally of what we have done and that forgiveness and right standing with God is guaranteed by faith in Jesus alone.  We have to start there and keep investing into that piece of truth!  We must not only believe, but we must believe the “right stuff.”  There is so much works oriented teaching out there.  Works are important, but are the outward manifestation of what God has done on the inside of us.

Healing is the result of intimacy.

3 John 1:2 exhorts its reader:  “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”

As we grow in God, health is the result.

That is our focus.  As we know who we are in Christ a lot changes in our lives.  Things line up more, and we have a desire to be obedient.  We cannot live stressed out wounded lives where we allow ourselves to be completely expendable for the sake of others and expect to be healthy.  You see, religion kills.  We may not be living in willful sin, but we can be religious, which is our flesh trying to earn what God only gives as a gift and through faith.

As we understand God’s gift, and that His Laws are written on our hearts when we put faith in Jesus, we will see more and more changes.  We need to listen to the Holy Spirit speak to us about changes, and be willing to make those changes, no matter what people may think of us.  That will result in growth and health!