Good Morning Friends, members and caregivers,
I want to share some insight with you from a friend named Linda Farris I recieved this week.
Please think about the words as you reqd them, because
"We truly are the Physician within."
Solomon wrote in Proverb 17 verse 22:
"A MERRY HEART DOES GOOD LIKE A MEDICINE."
The human body, which GOD designed, can produce it's own disease
fighting chemicals. GOD has
created us "fearfully and wonderfully". These bodies that we walk around in are truly amazing!
Evolution is just NOT smart enough to equip us with the mind-boggling intelligence that our bodies contain!
For example........when you are joyful......your body secretes two types
of chemicals that fight cancer
and other diseases. When you experience that exhilarating feeling of being truly joyful.......it does
GOOD......"like a medicine."
One type of chemical that is released in your body, when you are joyful,
is called "Neuropeptides".
These "Neuropeptides" are the same kind of chemical that cancer patients are injected with at the cost of up to $40,000.00 per shot!!!
And GOD created our bodies to produce them NATURALLY
......by having a joyful heart!
Another chemical which is secreted into the bloodstream, by having a
joyful heart, is known as "Opioids".
(You can see the root word for "Opium"....which can be a dangerous drug but produces a calming effect.)
Opioids are secreted into the bloodstream and enhance the immune system
to help fight the common cold.
So, is there a cure for the common cold??? YES!!! A merry heart doeth good....like a medicine!
You see........our minds, bodies and spirits are all connected. We are
a walking network of amazing super-intelligence!
We are NOT "gods"......we are created "in the image of GOD.
Let's not forget that there's only ONE true GOD.
But... GOD has created us so unique! And when we are joyful....our
minds, bodies and spirits are effected by it!
Your mind can sense true joy coming from your spirit.....and when your mind "picks-up" joy on the radar screen....
it sends out "Opioids" into the bloodstream which connect with "monocytes."
The "monocytes" receive messages from the "opioids" which trigger a "Pac-Man" like response and
they begin to EAT bacteria and viruses that tear down your immune system.
So.....the opposite of this "Thought 4 the Week" is obvious......
If you are plagued by fear, worry, stress and anger......guess what!
You are opening the door to sickness.
Your body is not secreting the amount of "Neuropeptides" and "Opioids" that it needs to keep you vibrant.
Only our wonderful GOD knows what else is affected by our lack of faith,joy and peace in Him.
Is it any wonder Jesus tells us to stop worrying? (Matthew 6). Is it
any wonder that the Apostle Paul tells
us to stop worrying? ( Phil. 4).
Seek first His Kingdom and righteousness and all of your needs will be given unto you. (Matt. 6:33)
Take care of your mind, body and spirit. Have a joyful heart. Stop killing
yourself. Allow that wise body
God gave you to release those wonderful chemicals in order that you may experience
optimum health and performance for His glory!
Proverb 17:22 "A MERRY HEART DOES GOOD, LIKE A MEDICINE!"
Your friend in Pa.
The Boo Mistress,
There was this little old lady who was nearly blind and she had three sons who wanted to prove which one was the best son.
So son #1 bought her a 15 room mansion thinking this would surely be the best any of them could offer her.
Son #2 bought her a beautiful Mercedes with a chauffeur included, thinking he would surely win her approval.
Son #3 had to do something even better than these, so he bought her
a trained parrot that had been training for 15 years to memorize the
entire Bible. You could ask of him any verse in the Bible and the parrot could quote it word for word. What a gift that would be.
Well, the old lady went to the first son and said, "Son, the house is
just gorgeous but it's really much too big for me. I only live
in one room, and it's much too large for me to clean and take care of. I really don't need the house, but thank you anyway."
Then she confronted her second son with "Son, the car is beautiful,
it has everything you could ever want on it, but I don't drive
and I really don't like that driver, so please return the car."
Next, she went to son number three and said, "Son I just want to thank
you for that most thoughtful gift.
That chicken was delicious."
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A cheerful heart is good medicine... (Prov 17:22a)
edited on 9-21-1999