Nov. 25, 2022 (1st day of 9th biblical month.)
Recently, I developed symptoms of clogged arteries.
Although my symptoms were serious, I refused to go to the doctor or hospital, but instead chose to use natural remedies mixed with faith and prayer.
As of Wednesday evening, I have had great improvement, after a very troublesome night on Tuesday.
I greatly appreciate everyone's love and concern for me.
But I am extremely glad that I didn't listen to any of the people who were urging me to see a doctor. And here's why:
I am extremely glad that I didn't seek emergency attention Tuesday night, as that would had resulted in even less sleep, and most likely a surgery (no matter how small, still a surgical procedure), and an artificial stent.
I refuse such!
And I also refuse those “statins” (drug/medicine) that I have read so much about.
I'm not ignorant of these drugs and treatments. I've been around enough people with heart problems, and I have read much on these topics.
Plus, of course, when I am sick, I get online and educate myself even more. I read a multitude of articles. Not just one or two.
I don't make my decisions without information and facts.
More reasons: (Lessons learned by the pastor's trial with clogged arteries.)
1 Chronicles 16:10-11
Look to Jesus and seek his face and his strength.
Don't reply on medical establishment first. Try natural remedies first, mixed with faith.
(Confirmation: As I was typing the word “strength” in these sermon notes, I heard the word “strength” aloud on the bible app that Brittnei has! At the exact moment, as I was typing it!)
I'm not against going to the doctor when truly needed, after we have tried the natural remedies and given them enough time to work. Especially for diagnosis and tests.
And I'm not against taking doctor prescribed medicines when truly necessary after we have given the natural remedies enough time to work, but was unsuccessful.
But we must learn to use natural remedies mixed with faith first, not last.
Romans 5:1-5 Perseverance and endurance.
Not give up easily.
Natural health remedies take time!
What are we going to do in the Great Tribulation, when we can no longer go to the doctor?
We must learn how to use natural remedies now, and how to endure and persevere until we receive our healing. We must not give up easily.
-If other people outside of the true church can rely on natural remedies, surely the true church can also.
-Be thankful for trials and tribulations. I had already been wanting to lose some weight in my belly. Now, this most recent development motivates me to lose the weight. (I'm not over weight. But my belly is too big.)
-Rev. 12:10-11 I'm thankful for the new, additional testimony, which I would not have if I had given up too easily, too soon!
-I have to set the example.
Another lesson learned, for all of us:
-Must take action when told that we have high triglycerides.
Change of diet, more exercise. Don't wait for clogged arteries to develop.
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