Archive for the ‘Prayer’ Category - Keith Wommack - Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Health, Thought and Spirituality


Top Apps Heal Mind and Body

Posted by Keith Wommack on Apr 7, 2014    |    4 Comments »

Do you want to control your own health care? If so, you’re not alone. A societal shift to a more patient-centered, empowered care is taking place.

Influential game changers in this adjustment, allowing people to play a more active role in their health care, are computer tablets and smart phones, as health apps are being downloaded daily.

However, if you really desire added control over your health, you might consider a few Bible apps.

Yes, Bible apps. Studies show prayer and spirituality benefit both mind and body.

 

Ridiculously small steps lead to a healthier lifestyle

Posted by Keith Wommack on Mar 18, 2014    |    7 Comments »

Today, living a healthier lifestyle is at the top of many wish lists.

The good news is that eating fresh foods, getting off the couch and exercising more, and making time to pray and read scripture contribute to better minds and bodies. And, perhaps, the spiritual activities could be the most beneficial for your long-term health.

Unfortunately, the bad news is that most people have trouble following through with any program of healthy activities.

Why?

Because even though we can be motivated, this motivation carries us only so far. Utilizing willpower, as well, causes us to fall short.

Why do these fail us when they bring hope in the beginning?

 

What stops you from being healthy?

Posted by Keith Wommack on Feb 10, 2014    |    1 Comment »

Will World-class competition and the medaling of champions keep you watching the 2014 Winter Olympics? Or will you watch in anticipation of barriers and limitations being shattered?

When it comes to breakthroughs and victories, though, you don’t just have to witness Shaun White pull off a Double McTwist 1260 (a snowboarding feat), you too can be an achiever, a champion.

Yes, your victories may start out smaller than Sochi gold, but in the long run, they may actually be more beneficial to you.

While practicing the guitar and learning languages, I’ve noticed a phenomenon that might help explain how you can shatter limiting expectations.

In order to master a guitar riff or learn a phrase, I sometimes struggle for days or weeks with no progress. Then, out of the blue, I experience a breakthrough. One minute I can’t, and then the next, I can. What couldn’t be done before now seems natural, as if I’d always had the know-how.

 

Beat illness – Build a healthy body – like Chuck Norris

Posted by Keith Wommack on Jan 13, 2014    |    Comments Off

Chuck Norris pummels his enemies and opponents. When it comes to martial arts and his acting roles in television and films (Walker, Texas Ranger/Delta Force), Norris knows how to take care of business.

You may have seen him act and, perhaps, talk about exercise (Total Gym), but did you know that Norris also speaks about spirituality walloping pain and disease?

In a recent syndicated column, Norris answered the question: “Last week, you cited a Stanford University Professor (Tanya Marie Luhrmann), who proposed that going to church was good for one’s health. You never mentioned why. So, why?”

Norris’ reply shows he’s convinced that spirituality packs a punch.

 

Thoughts that harm your body need to be arrested

Posted by Keith Wommack on Nov 13, 2013    |    2 Comments »

@Glowimages LAT01741.The capture was made while Since your mental condition can control your physical condition, it’s important to learn how to arrest harmful thoughts.

There are coping methods for managing stress and other harmful mental states that utilize the human mind’s reasoning powers. But when considering physical health, is it wise to employ the same human mind to heal that essentially caused the problem in the first place?

Perhaps, it would be advisable to bring aid to the human mind by allowing it to be influenced by the divine.

Most likely, we’ve all, at times, been falsely accused or identified ourselves in harmful ways – afraid, not good enough, unloved, a victim. Possibly, a first step in stopping harmful thoughts could be to discover what it means to be a spiritual being who is deeply worthy and appreciated.

 

Do you have a healthy attitude?

Posted by Keith Wommack on Sep 17, 2013    |    1 Comment »

@Glowimages gww33312911.Why not consider utilizing spiritual practices the next time you face frightening challenges. Researchers are finding this exercise can yield beneficial rewards.

Mark Hyman, MD, in Calm Your Mind, Heal Your Body, writes “What is this critical factor that determines so much about how healthy or how sick you are? It is your attitude, your social life, your community, and your spiritual beliefs.”

Hyman also states, “…the most powerful pharmacy in the world … is right between your ears!”

Healthier lifestyles might be found, not only in what’s between your ears, but, most importantly, in what’s between you and your God.

 

You are not prepared for a health miracle

Posted by Keith Wommack on Aug 19, 2013    |    3 Comments »

Napping iStock_000008968725XSmallMichael Kirsch, MD, in Can prayer heal the sick? wrote about a woman who, after going through a surgery in 1985, was informed that she most likely had only 1 to 2 years to live. “The patient and her husband were devastated.” The husband “related the tragic news to his 3 children, ages 3, 5 and 8.”

While recovering from surgery, the woman’s 3-year-old daughter told her mother she wasn’t going to die because God had told her that her mother would live. “The patient related that she felt an unusual sensation that began at the top of her head and rippled slowly down her body until it reached the soles of her feet.”

The woman received no further treatments. And she is well today.

 

Is The God You’ve Created the Cause Of All Your Disease?

Posted by Keith Wommack on Aug 6, 2013    |    Comments Off

512M8TAEBSL._SY300_The human race yearns for spirituality. It really does. But even more, there is a yearning to know how spirituality influences mental and physical health.

Today, there are health-practitioners as well as theologians who are actively seeking, discovering, and applying life principles that meet mankind’s yearning. Let me introduce Michele Longo O’Donnell. She is both.

In 1965 Michele became a registered nurse and devoted several years to pediatric intensive care, emergency room, and coronary care units. Currently, she is a healthcare provider, minister, and spiritual counselor.

I have known Michele for over twenty years, as we have shared ideas about spiritual healing. Recently, I asked her to answer some questions for this column.

 

Health & Fitness: Run, Swim, Pray, Dance

Posted by Keith Wommack on Jul 15, 2013    |    1 Comment »

@Glowimages 60693.Apparently, there’s more to a workout — dancing, running, and swimming — than just moving muscles.

While it seems you’re exercising a body, you might actually be flexing spiritual power. Why? Because, first and foremost, you may be more of a spiritual being than you know. Possibly, this is why when running, swimming, or dancing, you can experience greater freedom and release from disappointment, sorrow, jealousy, self-will, and pain.

Recently, I asked Leslie Baker, Grace Duke, and Dr. Janice LaPointe-Crump about their thoughts on health and fitness, and whether spirituality plays a role in their training.

 

Did Your Prayers Go Out To Louisville’s Kevin Ware?

Posted by Keith Wommack on Apr 4, 2013    |    1 Comment »

Glow Images - Model used for illustrative purposesThe jubilation from Louisville’s victory over Duke’s basketball team was overshadowed by Kevin Ware’s on-court injury on Easter Sunday. Ware a 6-foot-2-sophomore guard broke his leg in two places.

It was a disturbing picture. Players and fans immediately started praying. Across social media, people spontaneously began sending Ware messages of support. Professional athletes joined the chorus.

Michael Jordan tweeted, “Prayers go out to Kevin Ware. No athlete wants that to happen to anybody.”

Robert Griffin III tweeted, “Prayers up for Kevin Ware, his teammates, & family.”

When accidents and tragedies happen, the use of the word “prayer” multiplies. This begs the question, “Does prayer help or is it just a kind word we utilize in times of suffering?”