Word of the Lord for the Church for 2014-2015 (Hebrew year 5775) by Pastor Cathy http://mamaCD.wordpress.com
So what does Cardia Diait mean?
Greek derivative: šťŠťŰ-diait, means-way of life-diet
Greek word: ÍŠŮšť‹ [c]kardia from the root word, [cor] kar meaning-at the centre
It was interesting as the Lord showed me the term ďCardia DiaitĒ or Heart Diet or in a phrase, "The way of life at the centre of your being"
The heart as many of you know is the seat of the senses, affections, and emotions of the mind, it also means the mode of thinking and acting, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Itís the seat of will and purpose, the decisions that we make come from our heart, for God says He gives us the desires of our hearts, if our hearts are pure our desires are pure and we reap His will, however when our hearts are corrupt or wounded, then our beliefs are corrupt and wounded and we reap more corruption and invite more woundedness into our lives. The heart includes our intellect and wisdom for these together constitute the soul or very life of a person. All of these meanings together represent the heart of man, or the core of their being.
Why do we struggle anyway, a question that we all ask at times, why are we sick? Oppressed? Rejected? The answer is simple, in that something in our heart is not right. 1 Corinthians 12, God says for this reason many are sick among you, what reason is that? Unforgiveness. That is the number one, but not the only blockage to our life. This teaching is dedicated to unblocking the heart so that the blood, the healing cleansing blood of Jesus may flow through your spiritual arteries freely. You are about to undergo heart surgery. For others you may need a blood transfusion. Some people are very spiritually aware, yet the spirit that they know is not Christ, its an antichrist spirit. Iíve met people who can sense spirits, see, feel, smell, hear spirits, yet it is not the life giving flow of Jesus. When a person becomes familiar with antichrist spirits they have contracted a spiritual blood borne illness, the blood becomes tainted, and spreads quickly throughout the body, affecting the mind, will, emotions. People are dying, because their spiritual blood is unclean. Think of your body for a moment, our blood is filtered primarily through our liver and kidneys.
When your liver is not functioning perfectly, then neither will the rest of you. Your skin will be dingy and spotty and prone to boils, since the liver cleanses the blood and toxins will be dumped in the skin. Also if the liver is not functioning sufficiently, it can trigger facial hair, since the liver is also reponsible for hormone balance. Synthetic hormones can be responsible for this and also for weight gain because they accumulate in the body and cause more pressure on liver function. Stress also affects liver function, and stress is only a lack of faith, an unbelief that the Lord will not do all that He promised. He cannot lie, He must do all that He promises, if we believe. Belief is an issue of the heart. So, why donít we believe? What is wrong, with our mind we believe but with our heart we donít.
If you were to go to therapy, say for a problem with anger, drinking, overeating, procrastinating any kind of habit or addiction that you canít seem to get rid of, they would say, you need to do some behaviour modification. Behaviour modification works great for preschoolers. If you want a preschooler, or young child to change a behaviour you would use an extrinsic reward like a star on a chart every-time that the child meets its new goal, until finally the goal is internalized and the child does the behaviour on a regular basis. This works great for toilet training (when a child is physiologically and psychologically ready to be toilet trained). It also works for training a child to clean their room or work hard for good grades, but how many of you have continued that childish way into your adulthood. Many adults today are still rewarding themselves with extrinsic rewards, and turning to the things of this world to satisfy the longings of their heart. How many of you have put yourself on a behaviour modification program to change a habit. Perhaps a star on a chart, or money in a jar or a new hat or dress when you reach a goal, maybe every-time you lose 10lbs, you treat yourself to something, because you deserve it. Thatís not wrong, but how many of you have then failed again, you tried to change that habit, you tried not to speak evil of others, or procrastinate, or get so angry, but you keep doing it. Why is that?
Itís a simple law of growth. The Lord loved to speak in parables so that seeing we would believe. Jesus disciples asked the same question, in Matthew 13 vs 10-13, ďThe knowledge of the secrets of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. This is why I speak to them in parables, ĎThough seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understandĒ
Jesus is not withholding the truth from some; He isnít saying that only the smart people will understand and be saved, or healed. Some people understand spiritual truth and some do not; some have eyes to see and ears to hear, some do not. Today, open your eyes, let self-will fall off for that is the scales that keep you blinded.
Even now Father in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spiritís anointing I ask you to open the eyes and ears of the understanding of those who hear this teaching, that they may walk in your love and power through a pure heart. I ask you Lord to create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within, for only with a right spirit can we abide in your presence, only with a humble and contrite heart can we know God who is LOVE. Amen.
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. Thatís 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 didnít 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. Donít 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 ďBlessed 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 menís 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 Godís truth.
Learn simple realities that will give you the power to forever transform your own heartóand 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 and what you think about,
For the focus of your thoughts is who you 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 Godís 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 didnít 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, oursí is Godódonít 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. Itís 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.
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