I was sent home with a pat on the back, two shiny new heart stents and bag full of drugs to lower my cholesterol and blood pressure. But why were we simply treating symptoms and not the root causes of this disease? I’ve since learned a heart healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts and daily exercise can arrest and even cure heart disease.
My cardiologist called me stubborn when he learned I was fully committed to the change and had discontinued his blood pressure medication! Its scary to go against conventional wisdom with your life on the line. However, my blood pressure has dropped from 120/80 to 105/62 without the blood pressure medication! I’ve also lost 28 pounds and feel the best I’ve felt in 15 years.
The experience has me thinking…….
Am I honest about my deeper spiritual diseases or just floating along with conventional thinking?
Am I willing to trust Him and make whatever lifestyle changes necessary?
Do I put myself in situations where I’m in trouble if He doesn’t come through?
How about you?
“If you spend yourself in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like noonday.” Isaiah 58