I used to coach at a Crossfit gym in Florida called Crossfit Diehard. It was a great place with a great community of people but one of my favorite parts of the gym was the culture. The concept of Diehard came about first from the movie “Diehard” which was a favorite of the owner! But the deeper mean was that you must Live Free or Die Hard. In the gym setting that meant to commit to working hard and training for the demands of life so that you can live on your own terms without limits. But beyond the gym that thought has really stuck with me throughout the years because the longer I live the more I find that statement to be true. We all make the choice in life to either live freely or else we will die hard.
I believe that HEALTH = FREEDOM. I do not say that lightly. Freedom is one of the things I value the most in life and I believe that God created man to be free. Now I’m not talking about the freedoms that we are supposed to have from the US Constitution. As we have seen recently those freedoms can be taken away from us. The freedom that God created us for is the FREEDOM FROM FEAR. We need not fear the things of this world when we know who we are, whose we are, and how He made us.
Recently I wrote about discovering WHO you are. I think that is a fundamental step that all people must take. If you don’t know who you are and what you stand for, as the saying goes, you will fall for anything and the enemy will easily have his way with you leading you to fear and bondage (the opposite of freedom). WHOSE you are has been written in stone. You need only to seek and you will find. Ask, and God will reveal to you a deeper understanding of Him and His love for you that you might fully comprehend what it means to be His and loved by Him.
HOW He made us is harder. It is hard because from the day that you were born, you have been lied to. You have been led to believe that God made your body weak, broken, and lacking man-made interventions in order for you to live and be healthy. That is a lie from the enemy in order to keep you in fear and bondage. God made you for LOVE and JOY and LIFE – that you might live ABUNDANTLY lacking NOTHING. He also made you for HEALTH.
God designed you to be healthy and full of life and that becomes so clear when you understand that He created you with the Principle of Health. Just like gravity, it doesn’t matter if you believe in it our not. The apple will always fall.
That principle says that:
Your body is self-healing and self-regulating
Your body constantly adapts to its environment in order to survive
The power that MADE your body HEALS your body
And that Power needs no HELP from man, just no INTERFERENCE from man
Now, God planted that power to heal in your brain and nervous system which is why we say in chiropractic that LIFE FLOWS through your spine because God designed your spine to surround and protect your spinal cord and nerves. So ANY misalignment of your spine is interfering with your life’s ability to flow out to ever corner of your body!
Now your body is so intelligent that it warns you when there is interference. It creates PAIN. Your pain is a good thing! It’s your body warning you that something is wrong and you need to fix it right away OR ELSE THINGS ARE GONNA KEEP GETTING WORSE!
The same is true of all symptoms. They are merely warnings. High blood pressure, asthma, digestive issues, headaches, thyroid issues, sciatic pain, numbness and tingling. They are not signs of disease, they signs of dysfunction and your body is begging you to make a better choice so that it can do its job and heal.
Viruses and bacteria are the exact same thing. They are there to WARN YOU WHEN YOU ARE OFF TRACK. Germs are literally EVERYWHERE. It’s foolish to think we can kill them all with sprays and block them with masks. Even if we could, they are essential to life! There are 70 trillion human cells in your body. There are 100 trillion bacteria. There are 100,000 trillion viruses in your body. (yes, you read it right. It’s a really big number). You are far more germ than human. The germs do not make you sick. They are ALWAYS there. If they made you sick, you would ALWAYS be sick. God made germs to help you and act as a warning that you need to live better!
Why then should we fear germs, sickness, pain, or disease? They are a part of God’s perfect design. It’s God within telling you that you need to live a better life. That you must return to a life He intended you to live. Put in good foods. Move your body and fill your lungs with fresh air. Remove the manmade toxic chemicals that disrupt your body’s balance. Remove the interference from your nerve system that life might flow freely. And most importantly: Do not fear.
When you come to realize that you were made to be free from fear of death and disease, at first you’ll likely be upset. Upset that our entire world is telling you the opposite. Telling you to fear! It will become clear why it seems like our whole world is suffering. To me that is the definition of dying hard. A life full of suffering due to fear, worry, stress, anxiety. That is true bondage. But, soon you will feel and understand what it means to be free. A FREEDOM that can only come from an understanding of how good God is and how wonderfully He made us.
So today choose to LIVE FREE.
If you care about your Freedoms of Health, want to know more about how to live freely and protect our rights to choose how we live, on March 8th here at NGFC we will be hosting a Health Freedom Event where we will discuss how we can ensure our health freedoms and that of our families and future generations to come! Grab a friend and I truly hope to see you there!
In Health and Faith,