Rev. Cathy Dickson, Health Minister
Rev. Cathy Dickson (aka MamaCD) is concerned about the epidemic of poor nutrition and poor health in the church, not only in body but in soul (mind, will, emotions) and in spirit. Man, made in the image of God is also a triune being, yet that aspect is largely ignored by the church. Some speak on spiritual matters, some focus on the soul of man and others focus on the body. Yet the truth is they must work together like a finely tuned instrument to bring glory to God and that each vessel can fulfil their destiny.
MamaCD has lost over 100lbs, but discovered that an underlying craving for food would frequently arise, especially when stressed. Oh how I sought the Lord with all my heart because I didn’t want to gain back the weight. The Lord in His faithfulness showed me the answer to my battle. It’s that answer that I want to share with you, so that you no longer need to succumb to your stronghold. Realizing that our thoughts ultimately affect our physical body, the answer to weight loss is in the mind, and the answer to the mind is submission to the Holy Spirit continually. My thoughts were often on food, keeping track of what I ate, did I balance right, do this or that right…right by whom…man’s laws, for the law kills. God wants us to be free in Him, free to eat and enjoy. He gave all things, for our enjoyment, within His boundaries. That is the key, the “ah, ha” moment. the boundaries regarding eating are to eat between being hungry and being satisfied and at no other time. Simple as pie 😉
What we believe will affect our spirit, soul (mind, will, emotions) and our body.
The heart programs every cell in our body, so when our heart is not right, then it affects our health. That’s why you can see people who come to a point in their life, where they say to themselves, this is great, I love where I am at, then shortly after everything collapses, their health, their career, their marriage or relationships. The reason is that they didn’t believe that they deserved what they got, so the cells in their body respond, their mind, thoughts, emotions, and all of the physical body can will try to bring you back to the place that you deserve. Sometimes as far as ill health, obesity, or even dying because in our heart that is what we feel that we deserve. We’ve failed because we believe we deserve failure. It’s all in the mind, unbelief and lack of love. Don’t be deceived by the outside, many people walk around appearing like they have it all together, that they have a high self-esteem, yet inwardly they are afraid, insecure and self-destructive, they don’t love themselves, how can they? They don’t love God, for God is LOVE and if they Love God they will deny themselves and walk in LOVE, by faith in obedience to the Lord. Many people think they are in total control, yet the real issue is that is the problem, they are on the throne of their life instead of the Lord having control. Many say they love, yet in their heart there are people who they don’t even want to talk to, the church has many who if the truth be known, have committed murder (unforgiveness in the form of hatred for another). Don’t expect anything from the Lord, you won’t get anything but conviction, through His kindness in an effort to lead you to repentance.
Miracles are not for the deserving, but for the believing and if you believe, and love Him who is LOVE you will obey Him! Deep within every person is a longing for the miraculous. When we slow down enough to listen to the intuitive voice that speaks from within, we know miracles should be experienced with the greatest of ease. Yet, the hope for the miraculous is clouded by the many voices that make miracles seem difficult or even unattainable. The promise of miracles has been so complicated by religious legalism, mystical ritualism and perfectionist idealism that they have been pushed beyond the horizon of hope. But today, your miracle will return, you too can lose your stronghold forever. Your stronghold is your idol that you have been focusing on. It may be food or something else, but whatever it is, it is not in its rightful place, under your feet, not your in your heart like so often where you find it.
The only thing that we are responsible for is to believe, and because we know that He wants to pour out blessings upon blessings on those who are His. You’ll know if you are His if you obey Him, if you say you love Him but you don’t obey Him you are a liar and the truth has no part in us. If we love Him, we will obey Him and He will bless us abundantly above all that we ask or think…Miracles will flow like living water continually through us, just watch an see what God/LOVE will do through a yielded vessel, empty of self and surrendered to the captain of the mighty host of heaven, Jesus Christ.
–Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
–Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
— Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
–Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
When Jesus spoke in parables, He often took the laws of nature in their most simplistic terms and used those natural laws to open men’s eyes to spiritual realities. Rather than use mystical and complicated theories to understand God, He used the absolutes of nature! Why? Every law of nature and physics reflects a supernatural law. He wants every man to grasp and experience God’s truth.
Learn simple realities that will give you the power to forever transform your own heart—and your life. Laws of nature and physics are simple scientific alignment with the truth of the Word of God. They were sent by the Lord to shed light on simple biblical realities.
This journey to discovering the power of Love will cause you to fulfil your destiny–if you love Him you will obey Him:
Our thoughts determine our emotions
Our emotions determine our actions
Our actions determine our habits
Our habits determine our character
Our character determines our destiny.
Choose this day who you will serve!
Choose to live in belief & obedience and there will be a powerful work take place transforming your life, health, weight, relationships, success, and to grasp the power of your righteousness positive, painless, permanent.The reality of God’s presence is within you. Everything God does, he does in your heart.
People try to change their behaviour, when they stop trying it stops working. We have the ability to transform our lives from within, from our heart through simple denial of our flesh and submission to the will of God, obeying him. That’s the answer to permanent weight loss, to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, who speaks so clearly within the boundaries of hunger and fullness. In other words, eat when you are hungry what you are hungry for, eat slowly and prayerfully, then stop when the Holy Spirit who dwells within you says you are satisfied. Then don’t eat or drink any calories until your next hunger pangs come. Simple as that, before you know it, you will be set free indeed from the flesh. Now if food is not your stronghold, the same principles arise, just look to the Lord for your way of escape every time you are tempted, crucify your flesh, do not yield to it any longer, yield only to the Spirit of the Lord.
Jesus didn’t say this is what you have to do, he said, this is what you have to believe (trust and obey), not just trying to make it happen, striving is not the answer, obedience in faith is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLwHElK29MA “Everlasting..by Hillsong United”
Listen to this song, listen carefully, and God will speak to you about your heart, that will change as you let Him become Lord of you, consuming you in the inside, your heart.
The connection to the spirit-soul-body: The number one key, is “love” God is love and if we love Him, we will love our body, and we will love others. God forgave far greater than we are ever will have to. Many people have seen their families destroyed right in front of their eyes, yet from the heart they forgave, so much more has God done for us because of His great love for us, Jesus. I like to read the word of God and replace it with the word LOVE for God is LOVE. If we genuinely and totally love Him we will OBEY Him and align our spirit with our soul (which is our mind, will, and emotions) and our body, rather, His temple, to Him, and then our body will spring forth readily in health. The biggest obstacle to mind, body health is idols, the biggest idol is a lack of love for our-self, because true love for our-self is only a reflection of our love for God.
Many say, or look like they love themselves, they may even worship their body, intellect, religious form or some other attribute or gift they have, but that is merely a deceptive trap, mankind is setting themselves up for destruction because of self-hatred that Satan, the counterfeiter disguises as as self-care, self-love, self-fulfillment, self-satisfaction. These are manifested through lust of the eye (covetousness: wanting what we don’t have, houses, lands, clothes, cars, women, anything that God himself has not given us), lust of the flesh (sensual desires: wanting something that satisfies the flesh such as indulgences, including, over eating, angry outbursts, over spending, over talking, addictions of all sorts, control issues and all that is self-indulgence) and the pride of life (wanting to be significant: recognition for anything that you’ve done, or have, it never matters whose name is on it, our master is not man, ours’ is God—don’t ever forget that key) Do ALL things unto the glory of God, not man. WE NEED TO REPENT including turning away from all of that deception and back to God and His will and His boundary and we will find that perfect rest, joy, peace, and complete satisfaction that can only be found in Him then we will have mind, body health.
I spend all the extra time I have seeking God, it’s been my quest for the past few years to discover the secrets of that connection between spirit, soul and body, and God has given me much revelation through this journey to discovery that I am on. It’s amazing, just looking at the neurochemical formations in the belly (spirit) of man, the interactions with the physiological brain function and mental health (soul) and the manifestation in overall physical health (body).
It is my heart’s desire to share the answers with who ever God would lead me to share with. You too can be set free from the strongholds and sins that so easily beset you. You too can know Him and His love, be transformed by the power of His love and become Love manifested to the world in power. God is LOVE and He so loves you, He wants you to want Him and you can show Him that you do by obeying His spirit and surrendering your will, your control to the Holy Spirit. We must love each other, crucifying our will, our hurts, our pain and taking on His love. The world will know that we are His if we Love each other. We have to die to ourselves and become alive to LOVE, for God is LOVE.
Should you wish to have mamaCD speak at your assembly you may contact Rev. Cathy Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put request clearly in the subject line, so it doesn’t accidently wind up in the junk mail)
For the very place you find yourself God will use you if you let Him!
For more info visit, www.mamaCD.org