Updated: Oct 24, 2019
"Heal me, Adonai, and I will be healed. Save me, and I will be saved. For You are my praise." Jeremiah 17:14
On April 10, 2019, I heard a podcast that changed my life completely. It was WIT-Cast by Rico Cortes and he was interviewing Mikell Clayton about a company called PURE which offers high-quality nutrition and skin care.
Then God said, “I have just given you every green plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the whole land, and every tree, which has the fruit of a tree yielding seed. They are to be food for you.“ Genesis 1:29
That in itself was not what caught my attention. Over the course of 23 years of illness, we had tried everything mainstream medicine could offer, and then just about everything alternative. We spent tens of thousands of dollars at a clinic that focused on detoxification and nutrition. So it's not that we hadn't tried this route before. I have no doubt that those measures kept me alive, but nothing improved my quality of life; in fact, I just kept getting slowly worse.
Thy Kingdom Come
No, what caught my attention was Mike's comments about Kingdom building. Even though I was barely functioning, I had a heart cry to bring restoration to others around me who were also hurting. I wanted to have a part in building God's Kingdom here on earth, as it is in heaven. Mike said things that resonated deep within me, like "We have a responsibility to the Kingdom; a duty to represent our Creator in the best way possible."
Being sick and broke is a poor reflection on my King; it is my fault that I let things get this bad and it is my responsibility to do all I can to turn things around. He will fill up the places where I lack ability.
Call to Action
Are you chronically ill in any way? Are your finances and resources lacking? Do you wish to do more for God's Kingdom but don't know where to start? Stand up, rise up, and do something great with your life!