Thursday, May 28, 2009
Pay the Pastor not the Physician!
For those of you who know me you know that I am not a name it -> claim it person. I do believe that there are plenty of things that go wrong with our temples that require maintenance and attention but I also know from a counseling standpoint many things may not. Stress, for example, is responsible for so many things it's incredible! My mom is a nurse. When my brother and I were growing up it seemed like no matter what was wrong with us, or what we claimed was wrong, she blamed stress. Many times this was or could have been true. At one point I was convinced that if my arm was dangling from my body attached by one thread of a tendon that she would say "Oh you'll be fine it's just stress!"
There are some out there who think if you are sick or hurt it is because you sinned and therefore asked for it or you didn't pray for health (hence the name it claim it world). I don't know that that is necessarily true either. I DO KNOW that God neatly orchestrates things in our lives for our betterment whether that be an illness, loss of job or even loss of life.
My point is...I think we place our time and treasure in the wrong places. How much better would we be if we invested as much in reading our Bibles and praying as we did vitamins, innoculations and doctor appointments? PLEASE do not misunderstand me! I have my shots and if we are blessed to have children they will too. Bella has hers even! Just something to think about...