Vitamins Vs. Medicine: Being Prepared Instead Of Being Behind

Before we begin, what you are about to read next is an elementary understanding of pharmaceuticals. While I’m sure the illustration is one to which everyone can relate, I do not want anyone getting bogged down in my simple understanding of how the human body functions. Now, onward!

Vitamins are supplements you take to keep an already healthy body stabile and functioning at best capacity. They can boost the immune system. Medicine on the other hand, should only be prescribed after a sickness has been properly diagnosed. They are always working from behind to get your body back to a good state of health.

How often is praying portrayed in movies and TV shows like the medicine mentioned above. The actor is in desperation, looks up to a God he hasn’t spoken to since he was a kid and lets loose a prayer of such significance that it wrenches the soul. It makes for a moving scene. In real life that man would be performing from a deficit. Moving or not, he’d be in trouble.

Reading our Bibles, spending time with God through prayer and times of worship should be more like taking vitamins than medicine. They should be more than a response to an immune-attack. Ephesians 6 is the story of preparedness. Put on the full armor of God

We understand this. During football season an offensive lineman plays what seems like 4 minutes out of every game. Due to TV commercials and the downtime between actual plays, a lineman spends 100:1 of his time preparing for the little time spent performing on the field. What if he did a 1:1 ratio? He probably wouldn’t be much of a professional.

I sincerely encourage you to get in the game. To take your vitamins. Work from a spiritual surplus. The only way that I know of to do this is through spiritual discipline. You cannot give to others what you don’t have yourself. Find time for the Word of God. If praying is new, begin small. Be consistent. I started small, and I’m betting if you are starting out that you can begin small too.

God loves you. He wants a relationship with you. I hope this encourages your work week.

Micah Brooks

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