I once preached from Mark 4:38 where I told folks that Jesus was resting in the boat because he needed to manage his health for the next ministry assignment. There are things to learn from the natural life of Jesus aside his supernatural side. There is wisdom for your health.

Friend, part of the provisions we received via the finished work of Christ is the provision for healing and health. Christ bore our sicknesses and by His stripes we have been made whole (Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24). You can leverage this for a life of health and wholeness anytime, any day. However, being healed is one thing, staying in health is another.

“Wisdom is the principal thing…” (Proverbs 4:7). There is wisdom for your health. The supernatural does not always trample upon the natural. You will do the natural, God will do the supernatural. Faith is not an enemy of fact. Faith leverages fact for success and victory. It is not Faith or Science. It is Faith and Science.

Science is not evil, it is one of the provisions of God to assist our faith walk on earth. Scientists have been inspired by God to contribute to His operations on earth. A man of Faith does not disregard science. He takes advantage of science while remaining firm and unshaken in his trust in God.

“And he said unto them, Come yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while…” (Mark 6:31). Rest is not anti-Faith. Rest is actually spiritual (Isaiah 28:12, Matthew 11:28-30, Hebrews 4:9). God rested on the seventh day to show us a pattern as far as operating on the earth is concerned (Genesis 2:2). Apart from the medical reasons for rest, rest provides God an opportunity to work on our body (Matthew 4:11).

Most times, the devil will not get believers for lack of power or spirituality, but for lack of wisdom (Genesis 3:1, 2 Corinthians 2:11). He may not stop you from praying, but he would stop you from resting. He may not stop you from confessing scriptures, but he would allow you to continue to eat junks that are dangerous to your health. You cannot be claiming the power of God and be neglecting His principles.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria