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My Life Today, Page 135

Prosper and Be in Health, May 11

Elements of Good Health ML 135

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 2. ML 135.1

The Saviour in His miracles revealed the power that is continually at work in man's behalf to sustain and to heal him. Through the agencies of nature, God is working, day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment, to keep us alive, to build up and restore us. When any part of the body sustains injury, a healing process is at once begun; nature's agencies are set at work to restore soundness. But the power working through these agencies is the power of God. All life-giving power is from Him. When one recovers from disease, it is God who restores him.... ML 135.2

The words spoken to Israel are true today of those who recover health of body or health of soul. “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” ML 135.3

The desire of God for every human being is expressed in the words, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.43The Ministry of Healing, 112, 113. ML 135.4

Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies.44The Ministry of Healing, 127. ML 135.5

The things of nature are God's blessings, provided to give health to body, mind, and soul. They are given to the well to keep them well and to the sick to make them well.... ML 135.6

Nature is God's physician. The pure air, the glad sunshine, the beautiful flowers and trees, the orchards and vineyards, and outdoor exercise amid these surroundings are health giving—the elixir of life. ML 135.7

Nothing so tends to restore health and happiness as living amid attractive country surroundings.45Testimonies for the Church 7:76, 77. ML 135.8

Life in the open air is good for body and mind. It is God's medicine for the restoration of health.46Testimonies for the Church 7:85. ML 135.9

***** ML 135

True religion and the laws of health go hand in hand.47The Review and Herald, November 12, 1901. ML 135.10

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