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Spiritual Secrets to a Healthy Heart

Medical doctor and author shares, "Spiritual Secrets to a Healthy Heart." Read Transcript


Kristi: IF YOU'RE

SWEATING OVER YOUR

CHOLESTEROL COUNT OR

SWEATING OVER HOW MUCH FAT

IS IN YOUR DIET, YOU MAY BE

MISSING THE BIGGER PICTURE.

SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS

ASSOCIATING WITH HAPPY

PEOPLE CAN HAVE TREMENDOUS

BENEFITS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND

YOUR HEART.

TAKE A LOOK.

WHEN IT COMES TO OUR

HEARTS AND OVERALL

WELL-BEING, WE TEND TO THINK

OF OURSELVES IN PIECES, BUT

THESE PIECES MAKE UP A

WHOLE, JUST LIKE A JIGSAW

PUZZLE.

WE MAY GO TO A DOCTOR IF WE

HAVE CHEST PAINS, BUT WE

RARELY CONSIDER THAT ANGER

OR STRESS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO

HEART DISEASE.

KARA DAVIS MEANS KEEPING

YOUR HEART HEALTHY MEANS

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF,

BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT, AND

SHARES HOW ALL OF THEM ARE

CONNECTED.

Kristi: SO PLEASE

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB,"

THE AUTHOR OF "SPIRITUAL

SECRETS TO A HEALTHY HEART,"

DURING KERRY DAVIS.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

MOST OF THE TIME WHEN PEOPLE

THINK ABOUT THEIR HEART,

THEY THINK ABOUT MINIMIZING

SALT, BUT YOU SAY IT GOES

DEEPER THAN THAT.

IT ABSOLUTELY GOES DEEPER

THAN THAT.

OF COURSE, WE'RE PHYSICAL

CREATURES, BUT WE ALSO HAVE

A SPIRITUAL, AN EMOTIONAL,

AND A MENTAL SIDE.

AND ALL OF THOSE HAVE A

GREAT IMPACT ON THE HEALTH

OF OUR HEART.

Kristi: LET'S TALK

ABOUT HAPPINESS.

PEOPLE THINK THAT PERSON IS

HAPPY, AND THAT'S GOOD, BUT

HAPPINESS IS BENEFICIAL TO

THE HEART.

PROVERBS SAYS A HAPPY

HEART IS LIKE MEDICATION.

I OFTEN TELL MY PATIENTS, IF

YOU DON'T WANT ONE MORE

MEDICINE, TRY BEING HAPPY.

THERE IS SUCH A CONNECTION

BETWEEN A JOYFUL SPIRIT AND

A HAPPY DISPOSITION NOT ONLY

WITH HEART DISEASE, BUT ALL

CHRONIC ILLNESS LIKE CANCER

AND HEART DISEASE.

Kristi: PAT AND I HAVE

HAD A LOT OF HEALTH

OFFICIALS ON, AND THEY ALL

SAID IS THE FACTOR OF STRESS

AND STRESS-RELATED ISSUES.

AND HOW A LOT OF HEALTH

ISSUES TODAY ARE BECAUSE OF

STRESS.

AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, CAST

CAST YOUR CARES UPON THE

LORD.

AND NEGATIVE ISSUES AFFECT

OUR HEART.

OUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH NOT

ONLY CAUSES A BAD DAY, BUT

IT RELEASES CHEMICALS AND

HORMONES AND ALL SORTS OF

MEDIATORS INTO OUR

BLOODSTREAM THAT HAVE A

DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR ORGANS,

ESPECIALLY THE HEART.

SO WHEN WE ALLOW THE STRESS

OF LIFE, AND WE SHOULD BE

THINKING ABOUT THINGS ABOVE,

NOT THINGS ON THE EARTH, BUT

WHEN WE GET SO ENTANGLED

WITH THE EVERY DAY STRESSES

OF LIFE, IT DOES HAVE AN

IMPACT, BOTH IN THE

SHORT-TERM AND THE

LONG-TERM.

ANG TBEANGER IS ANOTHER

PROBLEM.

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO GET IT

GO.

IT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT.

WHEN WE ALLOW ANGER TO

GOVERN OUR SPIRITS, THAT

WILL IMPACT OUR PHYSICAL

HEALTH.

JESUS TOLD US TO FORGIVE FOR

A REASON.

YES, IT KEEPS US IN

FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD, THE

FATHER, BUT IT ALSO

PRESERVES OUR PHYSICAL

HEALTH.

Kristi: AND PEOPLE WHO

ARE PESSIMISTIC.

THE PERSON WHO ALWAYS SEES

THE GLASS AS NOT ONLY HALF

EMPTY, BUT WE'RE ALL GOING

TO DIE BECAUSE THE GLASS IS

HALF EMPTY.

NOTHING IS EVER RIGHT.

CRITICISM, COMPLAINTS ALL OF

THE TIME.

THEY'RE NOT JUST HARD TO

LIVE WITH.

THEY'RE ALSO IMPACTING

DISEASE UPON THEIR PHYSICAL

BODIES.

WE KNOW FROM RESEARCH THAT

PEOPLE WHO HAVE A

PESSIMISTIC DISPOSITION --

YOU KNOW, ATTITUDE IS

EVERYTHING -- PEOPLE WHO ARE

PLAGUED BY PESSIMISM,

CYNICISM, THEY DON'T LIVE AS

LONG AS OTHER PEOPLE.

AND THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO

LIVE THEIR LAST DAYS IN A

NURSING HOME RATHER THAN

FAMILY.

IT MAY JUST BE THEIR FAMILY

DOESN'T WANT TO BE WITH

THEM, BUT IT IS ALSO BECAUSE

THEY LOSE SOME OF THEIR

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY AND

THEY'RE NO LONGER ABLE TO

LIVE INDEPENDENTLY.

HOW WE THINK, HOW WE FEEL,

OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, HAS A

TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON OUR

PHYSICAL WELL-BEING,

PARTICULARLY OUR HEART.

Kristi: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE ANSWER.

HOW THAT PESSIMISTIC PERSON

CAN FIND JOY AND HOW THAT

WORRIED PERSON CAN FIND

PEACE, THE SLUTION.

> SOLUTION.

I BELIEVE THE KEY TO

PESSIMISM IS GRATITUDE.

A PESSIMISTIC PERSON SEES

WHAT IS NOT THERE, BUT A

GRATEFUL PERSON SEES WHAT IS

THERE, AND THEY'RE THANKFUL

AND REJOICE AND WHAT IS

THERE.

WHEN WE HAVE A GRATEFUL

DISPOSITION, IT KIND OF

DRIVES OUT PESSIMISM AND

NEGATIVITY.

WE SEE THAT IN THE BOOK OF

EXODUS.

THEY WERE IN THE DESERT AND

DIDN'T HAVE WATER, AND

INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR GOD,

THEY COMPLAINED AND

COMPLAINED AND COMPLAINED.

NONE OF THEM SAW THE

PROMISED LAND.

GOD SAYS TO BE THANKFUL IN

ALL THINGS BECAUSE THIS IS

THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU.

SO REALLY BEING UNGRATEFUL

IS GRIEVOUS TO THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND IF WE EMBRACE GRATITUDE

AND THANKSGIVING, IT DOES SO

MUCH, NOT JUST FOR OUR

SPIRITUAL HEALTH, BUT FOR

OUR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AS

WELL.

Kristi: MY SISTER IS A

DOCTOR, A FAMILY

PRACTITIONER, AND WHENEVER

ANY ONE OF US WOULD CALL AND

SAY THIS HURTS OR THAT

HURTS, SHE IS, LIKE, DID YOU

PRAY?

PRAY AND CALL ME BACK.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

POWER OF PRAY AND HOW IT CAN

ALLEVIATE MANY OF THE ISSUES

WE HAVE.

PRAYER IS THE MAIN STAY

TO PHYSICAL HEALTH.

SOMETIMES WE CAN GET SO TIED

UP WITH WHAT THE DOCTOR

TELLS US.

IF WE BRING IT TO THE LORD

IN PRAYER, AND HE IS THE

HEALER, BUT IF THAT IS NOT

WHAT IS TO BE, HE IS A

SUSTAINER, AND HE'LL GIVE

YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO WEATHER

WHATEVER TRIAL OR

TRIBULATION THAT HAS COME

UPON YOU.

Kristi: DOCTOR, YOU ARE

A PLEASURE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Kristi: DR. DAVIS' MANY

TIPS TO MAINTAINING A HEALTH

HEART.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


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