In this month’s blog, I’d like to tell you about one of the programs I facilitate – Pathway 2 Wholeness. I am a Certified Faith and Health Ambassador through the non-profit group Faith and Health Connection. I was drawn to share this program with others because, about 20 years ago, God walked me through His own personalized program just for me, Shara. This discipleship program helps others experience the fruit I did when I came to understand that for my body to be well, my spirit must also be well.
It has been my experience that relatively few people are keenly aware that the condition of our spirit and soul can greatly impact our lives, especially our physical health. Unless you are fortunate to have found a well trained medical team who also embraces what Scripture says about living in a right relationship with God, yourself, and others, you may not yet have ‘connected the dots’ between the unhealthy relationships in our lives and the lifestyle-related illnesses that may be impeding our walk. Did you know that chronic conditions can often be linked to unhealthy relationships? In my case, God taught me that an unhealthy attitude was contributing to some health problems.
In this program of study, as we meet together to study God’s Word, we talk about God’s amazing design for wholeness and spirit-mind-body health. When we live in a right relationship with God and in accordance with His Word, we learn to love Him more deeply, to rightly love ourselves as He loves us, and to love others as Jesus modeled for us during His early ministry. When we are further transformed by the solid & reliable truth of His Word, we’re able to make the life style changes that bring us into that deeper relationship with God and a healthier relationship with ourselves and others. Once we become aware of the the clear connections between life stress, relationship issues, and our health, we’ll desire to make the necessary changes to be the spiritual being God created us to be and be better able to fulfill our life purpose.
If you or your faith community would like to know more about this wonderful program of study, send me an email with your questions. I’d love to share more information with you about this life transforming course.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105