A quick health update: I don’t want to be on the journey of health yet it seems to be the place where I’ve been the past 30 days. My family just moved into a new home and I was super excited to unpack and decorate…then I was hit hard with a virus that has been lingering 30 days. To say this bronchitis has knocked the wind from my sails is an understatement- it has literally dropped me to the floor! A few days this last month I found myself face down on the carpet, unable to move because the exhaustion was unbelievable.

It would be great to update and tell you that I’m feeling better, but that has not happened just yet. My fabulous MD doctor is also a naturopath using functional medicine and has been ordering a series of tests for my thyroid. We’ve discovered that part of my body is malfunctioning.

Anyone who knows me in person will tell you I am a bundle of energy, super organized and master multi-tasker.

Until now.

Just getting to the grocery store and filling a shopping cart with food for my family of four can knock the strength from my arms. It’s super frustrating for this busy gal. Side effects of the illness have also included congestion in my lungs and pain in my jaw- but a round of antibiotics was ineffective.

So here I am…working an uphill battle against the ailment that knocked me down. My heart tells me this is related to spiritual warfare and it shall pass. My faith tells me there is nothing the Lord is unable to mend…

Last month when I visited my doctor for a complete check-up she asked “Why are you here?’ I responded, “So I can live to be 100 years old and lead Bible studies in nursing homes.” We laughed. The very next day I was looking at my website control panel and this bill appeared…

My payment is due in 100 years. Don’t you LOVE how the Holy Spirit speaks!! He gives me encouragement that no matter how I feel in my season of healing, He has a plan. He reminds me that His sense of humor is playful, like a Father’s love.

Christine is on a path to auto renew. The path begins now. The beast of illness is a defeated foe.

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV

“My body has been attacking me and now I am attacking it back!”

I would LOVE to hear how the Holy Spirit, Lord, and Jesus are speaking to you about your health too! Drop a comment below and let’s chat over a cup of steaming hot coffee (or tea)…


Article image: Photo by Alex Harvey  on Unsplash