Parish Nurse Health Notes for January 22, 2017

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As we journey through the season of Epiphany, I would like to share some thoughts on living a Spirit filled life and wholistically healthy life.  We talk much about our physical health and our mental or emotional health.  The third facet of whole health is a spirit filled life.  In Isaiah 42:1-7 we read about living a spirit filled life.  God has called and enabled each one of us to be His healing lights in our dark world as we 7”open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.” At our monthly Tea and Chat discussion last week, we talked about the need to be in a right relationship with God.  We know that our God can use us to help others know the light of His love as we care for them.  Our Spiritual life is a blessing God has given to us to share with others and ourselves.  It refers to a lifestyle in which we reflect the healing nature of Jesus Christ as we use all of our gifts to care for people during a time of need.  Jesus encourages us to do spiritual care as he tells us,  “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40

I hope that we can all begin our 2017 journey with our Lord by looking first to Him to lead us in all that we do, knowing that He will always be with us.  Begin each day with prayer and devotion, begin each activity with prayer and share a prayer of thanksgiving at the end of each day for all that He has done for us.

It would be a wonderful thing to see our pews full on Sunday morning with our faith family members and friends who were encouraged through the words and support from each of us to “go about the work of His plan for us.” Make a call, send a card, drop by for a visit, or make a meal for a shut-in. The list goes on, and He encourages us to reach out with a spirit filled heart to do His will.

Thanks for growing in spiritual health each day!

Cynthia Rutan, RN, Parish Nurse at Peace, peaceparishnurse@comcast.net