by Macy Johnson
“Long life to you! Good health to you
and your household!
And good health to all that is yours!”
(1 Samuel 25:6 NIV)
Long ago I
created a spreadsheet, like a good accountant, for all my medications, medical
procedures, diagnoses, vaccinations, and various reasons for visiting my
physicians. I take this medical spreadsheet with me to every appointment, whether
it be medical, vision, dental, or other.
physicians and their assistants love my worksheet. They wish everyone would maintain
and provide personal facts of their medical information. Client worksheets aid
to enhance and complete details in their databases.
my medical spreadsheet caused me to stop and wonder if I should start keeping
track of my spiritual wellness. What would that worksheet look like?
- For a list of medications, I would
probably make a list of my daily Bible readings. Instead of Lipitor and
Actonel, I would list Old and New Testament chapters, including Psalms and
Proverbs read that day.
- For a list of procedures, I might compare
my baptism to my cataract surgery. Spiritual baptism clears and cleanses
spiritual vision like the removal of cataracts clears physical vision. The
numbers on my bone-density scan might be a reflection of the strength of my
prayer life - how often I lift others up to Jesus.
- As vaccinations protect my physical
life, Bible verse memory protects my spiritual life. A healthy dose of verses repeated
throughout the day help to fight off all diseases that attack our spirits.
there is no need for a spiritual spreadsheet. All of the items have already
been checked off and the list destroyed through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
stay close to the Master Physician and trust Him to lead me on the path of good
physical and spiritual health. I hope you will, too!