Friday, October 25, 2013

Pesky Parasites!

I have to laugh.  Jack and I just returned from a wonderful International Order of St. Luke the Physician healing conference in New Zealand. We saw some powerful healings and felt the glory of God round about us.  I then spent the next three days in bed, sick with flu-like symptoms.  Turns out I had parasites! Within one hour of taking a doctor prescribed dose of turpentine, I was almost one hundred percent better!  Oh the irony!

Parasites are much more pervasive than people realize.  The little buggers are everywhere, and very frequently misdiagnosed.  I am truly grateful for a doctor that was raised in the country and knows how common they are.  I could have been put on all kinds of antibiotics that would not have done anything to solve the problem, and actually exacerbated it. 

As I have been pondering why this happened to me, again, (happened after S. Africa trip, too) I realized that I did not bless and thank God for everything I ate.  We blessed the food at our meals, but I was snacking on fruit throughout the day, without even giving it another thought.

Jesus always gave thanks for the food he ate, and recognized that it came from His Heavenly Father.  I am thinking that thanking God in this way is becoming more and more important in our time of GMO's and pesticides and God only knows what other health destroying thing are being added to our food supply. I want to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness, especially as it applies to the food and drink He supplies.

I totally believe God when He tells us in His Word that we can
 drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.   Mark 16:18 ASV

The key for me, is to walk in faith and be thankful.  We have another overseas trip coming up.  I will let you know how it goes!