God said in Genesis that He saw what He created and that it was good. More specifically, He gave us every seed yielding herb and tree for our meat (food/ for consuming) and it was good (Gen. 1:29). God also says that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (I Cor. 6:19) and that it isn’t ours. We don’t get to do with it whatever we want. These Scriptures, when put together, have been shaping a lot of my thinking and actions. I have begun (with the help of my husband) to flesh out how to practically apply this to my life and that of my family. I am beginning to use things like Essential Oils for healing and apple cider vinegar for prevention. Not just for my family but also for our pets. Our diet is more restrictive then the average American in some ways and much more open in others. I have begun to realize how limiting “modern” medicine is and how much it is based on the concept of evolution (again with the help of my husband). I thank God for modern medicine. It has saved and helped many a life, especially in extreme and horrific circumstance, but I don’t believe as a Christian that it should be my automatic go-to in everyday situations. Instead, I should be relying on what God has created and His wisdom in providing for us through His creation. Then, if needed, I can look to what man has created and see what, through his God-given intelligence, he has invented that would be honouring to God and helpful for my family.
I titled this blog, The Good Life, for several reasons. In no particular order, here are those reasons:
1. I couldn’t think of anything snappy, witty, smart, or funny. It’s short, sweet, simple, and to the point. A bit like me, minus the sweet part but that depends on who you are asking.
2. It’s accurate. I have a good life. A godly husband who loves me. Two beautiful, sweet, and healthy children, with a third one of the way. The ability and knowledge to buy high quality food to keep us healthy. The ability and desire to stay home and raise our children. No debt. I could go on forever because there are so many reasons that it is a good life.
3. Even if none of those things above were true, it would be a good life. Why? Because when God created me, He created something good. He has given me a physical life as well as a spiritual life. I am redeemed and not destined to a life of slavery to sin, therefore, if everything and everyone in my life were horrible, I can hold on and know that, because I am redeemed and have a good God, then I have a good life. Now, hopefully, I can apply that knowledge to my life. I pray things will never go horribly wrong to test that knowledge and application but you have permission to remind me of what I wrote, in case that does happen.
God has it easy. When He creates something, it is always perfect and good. Me, not so much. This is the beginning of my blog. Let’s see how the creation goes. Welcome and hope you enjoy or read, or if not enjoy at least read, or if not that at least get mad at me and tell someone else about that stupid blog you half read and then maybe they will read it. Ok, that was a nice run on sentence. Time for me to run on off to bed soon.