#95: Breaking Down Barriers To Biblical Health

August 13, 2022

There are two things keeping you out of Biblical health territory — and they aren’t your self-discipline or the diet plan you’re following.

Seven years ago I heard the Lord tell me to get my certificate in holistic health coaching. It wasn’t so I could start a one-on-one health coaching practice (or even so I could pull myself out of a health relapse nose dive I was dealing with at the time). Nope, He told me to spend the time in prayer and Holy Spirit-led learning so I could teach His Church how to live long enough and strong enough to do and be all they were created for. He said this thing to me —

Erica, my Church is meant to be the healthiest Body on the face of the planet. With everything I’ve made available to them — my Word, the blood of my Son, the Holy Spirit to teach them and guide them, my grace — they should be having a very different experience when it comes to their health and healing.

I was completely convicted and set on mission. And over the last seven years I’ve crafted a number of different faith-based “stewarding health well” programs that have helped folks to align their lifestyle with the Bible, to see vibrancy and stability come to their health. They’ve learned to build a resilient life according to the truth found in God’s word, and they’ve received tremendous healing along the way.

But there tend to be two specific roadblocks I see folks struggle with on the journey to stewarding health well, and on this week’s episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast I’m putting them on blast. If we can see these roadblocks, identify them, and exchange them in Christ for something better, we can continue on the journey to Biblical health. So are you ready to learn what those two roadblocks are and if they’ve been standing in your way? Are you ready to bust through these barriers to step into vibrant and robust health to live long enough and strong enough so you can do and be all God created you for? If so, grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!

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Hop Onto My Newsletter List: I mentioned in this episode that I’m working on a new health course for you called, The Biblical Health Seminar. I don’t want you to miss out when I start to share some of the initial revs and aha moments — “the good stuff” — with my email list community (way before it gets into a course format!). If you’d like to be a part of that, click here and I’ll get you on the list. I generally send out just one email per week (on Sunday afternoons). Hope to see you in your inbox next Sunday!

Join REVIVE Woman For the First Girls Night Out Event of the 2022-23 Season: Are you looking to journey with a group of like-minded, like-spirited women who desire to go deeper in the things of God while also building boldness and confidence to make their own God-given sound into the earth for His Glory? Then you want to be at our next Girls Night Out evening happening on Friday, August 19th at 7pm. Click here for more info on how to attend. We have both in-person and online options. This event is FREE.

Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:

Matthew 9:27-30
And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened.

Joshua 1:6-8
Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Jeremiah 23:23-29
“Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the Lord. Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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