EarthBasic. Take care. Bless many.
How did it go? With the risk assessment? With the actual test? We hope that you had good news. We hope that the risks were low and or that your tests witnessed to the health of your body. If this has been your outcome, we rejoice with you. This is great news! But, if not, we come with a God Word: Pursue. Recover it all!
In 1 Samuel 30, we find David in a tough spot. After going to battle he returns, in his weariness, to his camp raided by his enemies. Treasured people and objects are stolen. Grief covers both he and his men. The pain threatens to turn brethren against brethren; to destroy the unity of David's camp. In the midst of this turmoil, David turns to God for wisdom: Shall I pursue? (1 Samuel 30:8). The Father responds with a Word that quickens his spirit so that he moves with his men to slaughter his enemies and recover all. (1 Samuel 8 - 20). In fact, his victory restores what was stolen and then leaves an abundance that is shared with many. (1 Samuel 21 - 31).
Beloved, in spite of the bad news, there is hope. Hope is gritty. Hope is not wishful thinking. Instead, it is an expectation based on a reliable point of reference. Our hope is built on Jesus and our knowledge that a part of His desire for us is an abundant life, which includes the wellness of our bodies. We are expectant because we know His desire does not burn without being satisfied. He gives wisdom, power and self control, fueled by love, that we may inhabit His beautiful promises. And like He encouraged David, He encourages us: Pursue! Recover it all! Pursue health. Recover your strength and set a new precedent for generations to come.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program can be a crucial part of your recovery, as it offers both online and in person community based programming to support sustainable changes that can reduce or eliminate the chances of pre-diabetes progressing into type 2 diabetes.
You can participate in one of the many lifestyle change programs in the nation, some that are free of cost, if you are 18 years or older, overweight and meet one of the following criteria: have a recent blood test in the pre-diabetes range or received a result of high risk in the Pre-diabetes Risk Test.
Find your program here: https://nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Programs.aspx.
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Jeanette Bailey is a believer in Jesus Christ, who believes that health, wellness, healing and wholeness is obtainable with a Christ-centered and evidence based medically sound approach. Her life's mission is to help individuals, families and communities
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a lover of Christ with a passion for sharing her gifts and happy findings with others. She is so excited about this addition to Be-Held, which will provide practical, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of holistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body.