Thursday, September 20, 2012

GOOD MEDICINE ~ {Good Things Thursday}

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I'm just getting over a dreadful cold that lasted into the 3rd week.  What made it worse was that I managed to "share" my cold with at least 4 members of my family ~ while on vacation.  Yep, I'm anticipating coal in my stocking come Christmas morning! 
The Bible has quite a lot to say about treating various diseases and ailments of ancient people.  God gave Moses numerous medicinal treatments and preventions as part of the Levitical Law.  It is obvious to me that God desired His people to enjoy good health.  One way to be healthy, according to Proverbs 17:22, is to strive for a cheerful attitude.  
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;
but a broken spirit drieth the bones." 
The Amplified Bible says it this way, A happy heart is a good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries the bones. 

A cheerful attitude is important in the life of a Christian in at least 3 ways:
  1. A cheerful attitude is essential to effectively serve the Lord with gladness. 
  2. A cheerful attitude will draw people to us, giving us opportunity to share the gospel. 
  3. A cheerful attitude is good medicine for our health.  A sad countenance will eventually cause the body to waste away.
At times we all struggle with our attitude.  Remember, the Great Physician is always "on call" bringing Divine healing when our hearts need it most.

Blessings for a Good and healthy Thursday   ~ Pamelyn


  1. Hi Pamelyn,
    This is so true! Thank you for reminding me! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  2. Hi Pamelyn, I'm sorry you've been so sick, will pray for renewed strength and healing. I'm sure you won't get coal in your stocking. Attitude is everything, especially when dealing with illness. I have chronic illness and strive to not succumb to woe is me, but have gratitude in my attitude. Have a blessed weekend. ~ Abby

  3. Glad you are feeling better, Pamelyn! Just found your blog, and am now following you!

  4. Oh, this is so awesome, Pamelyn. My guess is you are a cheerful heart to many!! I see you are from Georgia. We lived in Lawrenceville for a couple of years and I LOVED it!! The springtime is divine!!

  5. Oh Pamelyn! I love this post - so much so that I hope you don't mind if I add it to my list of Inspirational Posts page on my blog. I can't believe you are 'new' to blogging - you are a natural! I would say you are going to be a great contributor to the blogging world and I can't wait to read more of your posts in the days to come.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today - I am so glad you did so I can follow you :D

    1. Wendy, By all means you may use my post! I'm truly humbled at your request. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.