As you know I have a background in nutrition. I've studied since The Lord healed me through the avenue of nutrition 30 years ago.
Since writing Health for Life, I've wanted to further my education to become a certified Health Minister, which incorporates what I already teach in Health for Life.
Life got in the way and I took a seven-year trek through the wilderness. Teaching my courses was put on "hold". During this time my eating habits took a turn for the worse. Food of the wrong kind became my comfort. Inactivity and hormone changes caused weight gain. And my body, which has been sustained with the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) through this time, has been screaming for change. Change it will have.
Exiting the wilderness and coming into a clearing, has already been life altering for me:
- I'm serving in my new-found church
- Interacting and building relationships with people again
- My blog writing
- Writing the journaling devotional
Early on Thursday I had complained to The LORD about pain in my body, telling Him I'm willing to do anything for relief. I repented AGAIN for my disobedience in regard to my everyday diet. A little later, I opened my email and the nutrition school for Health Minister that I've wanted to attend for years, was now - for the first time - offering the course online. Without a second's hesitation, I enrolled. God's Hand of grace and mercy were extended to me.
I didn't sign up just for educational purposes, but for my own physical health as well. I'm sick and tired of being in pain. And I know that God created these miraculous bodies to heal. So, I'm not only going to just study, but be a doer of what I am learning.
School started yesterday and runs for 6 weeks with a minimum of two-three hours per day required (for the average student). Phew! That's a lot of work and studying for someone not used to school. And I'm definitely not am not an average student!
At church on Sunday I spoke with a woman who is a week away from getting her Masters degree now that her children are grown. I so respect anyone who can go back to school at an older age. Never thinking it would be me...
Yet, here I am...back in school...not getting a master's degree as the world knows it, but to me, it is like a master's in health and Biblical studies of foods and health. It has been my heart's desire for many years and I'm so grateful to Jesus for this opportunity! And I pray that He will use me once again for His Glory; and that I may have the privilege of teaching my courses again and helping others be restored to health.
Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you've been assigned. ~ Mike MurdockThose who are in pain and in ill-health unlock my compassion. I can't imagine what path God will lead me down once this is education is complete and my health is restored.
I hope you will keep me in prayer. My main concern is since having the mini-stroke three years ago, my short-term memory has been affected. This is one of items on my health list that needs to change. So, hopefully, I can retain the daily information in order to pass my quizzes and tests.
Thank you to all of you in my Circle! I appreciate you so much!
Because of Him and Unto Him,