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Thursday, October 2, 2008

About Nurturing Life Ministry


(Nurturing Life is an independent Christian ministry and is not associated with any specific denomination or religious organization. Information is acquired exclusively from the Bible, history, and science).



Priorities of Ministry

Our first priority is to humbly return the focus and foundation of
our belief system to Christ—and Christ alone, restoring the whole person as Christ taught (spirit, body, mind, & emotions).

We will discover the secret to developing and restoring the whole person when we wholeheartedly embrace the priorities of Christ's ministry: (1) preaching the gospel of salvation through Christ alone and (2) healing the sick.

Educational sessions are for the serious Bible student. They are presented from the non-denominational biblical, historical, and scientific—yet cutting edge—perspective.

Wellness is addressed in each dimension of the whole person—
spirit, body, mind, and emotions and offers with simplicity, very safe, effective ways we can address life’s challenges through a fresh understanding of the Word and Wisdom of God.

Without diagnosing or prescribing, a wealth of life-saving information and motivation is provided through this unique Christian Wellness Program.

What Nurturing Life Christian Ministry Provides:

(1) Nurturing Life Ministry provides one-on-one consultation.
This is a safe place to bring your questions regarding spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

(2) Nurturing Life is a teaching ministry. Information from the Word of God that offers hope, encouragement, and instruction
for personal growth will be posted for your consideration.

(3) This ministry is a Christian resource center and will provide
information and links to resources that will nurture your life in spirit, body, mind, and emotions.

Jesus said. . .“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me”.
. . .John 6:44-45.

Do you sense that our Heavenly Father has been drawing you and calling you?

Do you believe that He has been using the circumstances of your life to teach you about Himself and given you a desire to really know Christ and follow Him?

God knows those who are His. I hope you will respond to His call today, commit yourself to following Him, and become the person He created you to be.

Let's Get Acquainted.

Whether you are a Christian desiring to connect with other Christians or a new follower of Christ, please leave a comment or email today.

I would love to hear from you!
Email: NurturingLife@aol.com

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Kay Graves - Christian Writer and Speaker

Called by God when just a child of 7, but responded to the call and "born again," December 9, 1974 according to John, Chapter 3, during a painful physical illness that caused me to be confined to my bed. 

Three days after becoming a Christian, the illness disappeared.

Soon I discovered, however, that this healing was conditional—that is—dependent on the study of the Word of God.  Because the illness was stress related, 
the peace infused by the Word of God was the only effective remedy.

This ministry today is a result of 40 years of Bible study and
applying the Word to facilitate my own healing, as well as the healing of those God has brought into my life.

In 2001, I began to understand how the spirit, body, mind, and emotions influence one another and started sharing what I was learning with small groups. 


Continuing research and study included the use of plants and plant oils for healing.

Over the years, I have shared research and my personal experience with hundreds...many alumni associated with health care and teaching professions. 


Through them, God has opened doors by which His methods of healing can be experienced...including several clinics and one hospital.

Presently free unlimited consultations are offered to those who desire to know more about having a true relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Most High God.



For Free
Consultations - Questions - Requests - Comments
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Please leave a comment.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Statement of Faith

I believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21), plenary and verbally inspired, and inerrant in the original manuscripts.

I believe in Jesus Christ and that He is both man and God manifested in the flesh. That he was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died, and was buried, that he arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven.

I believe that the blood shed by Jesus upon the cross made atonement for the redemption of His people (Luke 1:68).

I believe that sin is the transgression of God's law (1 John 3:4), that all have sinned (Romans 3:23); and that death is the penalty for sin (Romans 6:23).


I believe that salvation comes about through the Word of God. It is by grace through faith in the Word and completed work of Jesus Christ and not of our own works (Eph. 2:8-9).

Grace through faith brings about repentance for sin, obedience to the Word of God and receiving the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38).

I believe that by having a repentant and willing heart, and by diligent study of the Scriptures, and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, a believer will discover God's truth, which is sufficient for all matters of faith and practice.

I believe in the resurrection of the dead and in a future state of rewards and punishments (Revelation 20:12ff).

I believe that the Holy Spirit was given to us to testify of Christ in His physical absence, to lead man into truth, and to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8).

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Spiritual Dimension of Life


Why
Must the Spiritual Dimension
Be Addressed First?



The spiritual dimension must be addressed first, because it is impossible to become a whole person without the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ. His function in our lives is to guide us, teach us, help us discern truth from error, and find abiding comfort in Him.

It is this indwelling Spirit of God that makes it possible for us to have faith—which is the significant requirement for wholeness, or completeness in every other area or dimension of our life.

Perhaps you have come to realize that something is missing in your life.

Do you sense that you are adrift in the sea of life and are alone in the world?

Do you long to have God's help, guidance, discernment, and comfort?


Respond to the call of God at this moment, acknowledge your sin and need of the leadership of Christ in your life, turn from going your own way, and commit to following Him and Him alone today.

Then begin learning to recognize His promptings. Start reading God's Word (the King James Version is recommended).


Careful and prayerful study of the Bible will familiarize you with the nature of God and the nature of man.

You will discover what pleases Him and what dis-pleases Him as well as how He responds to His enemies and to those who love Him. Remember, He is love, therefore He has your best interest at heart and desires to help you become all that you were created to be.

By studying how He has worked in the affairs of mankind in the past, we begin to see how He is working today in the world and in our life. The more knowledgeable we become in His Word, the easier it is to discern what is really good and what is really evil, sense His promptings, and follow His direction.

Physical Dimension of Life

Addressing
the
Physical Dimension

The Physical Dimension
involves providing the body with what it needs
to maintain, heal, and balance itself.


Balancing the body usually involves changing our lifestyle and adjusting some of our eating habits—being creative in finding new ways to design a diet that tastes good and is good for us—and learning to develop new, healthier tastes.

In this way, we become more committed to supplementing with functional
foods, plants, and oils derived from plants. We also learn to come to grips with the reality that some substances that are called “foods” are really just poison in disguise and must be avoided.

God created the whole person and everything He created was declared "good." False teachings have brought about confusion regarding the value of the body.

We must remember that our body was created to be the "temple" and therefore is an important part and influence on the spirit, mind, and emotions as well. It is our responsibility to maintain the body God has given us to the best of our ability.

Without a doubt, He will hold us accountable for how we care for this precious gift of life that has been entrusted to us.

With God's help we can learn, by faith, to discover the necessary knowledge to make our own health care decisions.


We must take responsibility for our own life by discerning which methods should be pursued and which should be avoided. . .and stop running to and fro in fear to an early grave.

Mental Dimension of Life



Addressing
the
Mental Dimension




The Mental Dimension involves eliminating faithless thinking and developing positive, truthful thought patterns that are based on the promises of God. This moves us away from the sort of thinking that creates a subconscious death wish, to the type of thinking that embraces life and health.

We are then free to collect and study information for preparing our plan of action against forces that are designed to destroy us and can begin developing steps to overcoming.

Change Your Mind—Change Your Health

Next to our spirit, our mind controls everything that takes place in the whole person. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he". We are just wasting our time when we pray for health and healing if our mind, our spirit, and our emotions are at war with our body.


The mind has such a powerful control over every function of the whole person, that when a death sentence is given by a medical doctor such as, "Get your affairs in order, you have 6 months to live," every cell in the body sets its timer and begins counting down the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds until shut down. Often that person takes his last breath 6 months from the time the death sentence was given.

Research shows that most of the thoughts that we entertain on a daily basis are negative and harmful because they result in anxiety, fear, and stress. These are fear-based imaginations that are completely false and keep us from making decisions that would result in our ultimate health and happiness.

There is only one really successful way to stop the negative effects and these attacks on the mind. "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."(Romans 12:2)—or by saturating our mind with Scripture so our thoughts are in harmony with God's will.
The more Scripture we have absorbed into our mind, the more truth and wisdom we have to draw from and the less power false information has over us.

Many have experienced greater focus, discernment, creativity, and insight simply by absorbing Scripture and, as a result, have become amazingly successful in discovering and fulfilling their specific calling in life. History is full of the testimonials of such people who have achieved great things as a result of their habit of daily Bible study and memorization of the Scriptures.

Therefore, it is important to be a watchman at the gate of our mind and evaluate thoughts as they try to enter. I need to ask myself, "Is this thought going to encourage, enlighten, or honestly prosper me or is it going to have a negative effect?"


If it will not benefit me, then I should not let it enter—I must turn it away and fill the void with the opposing positive thought or promise I have learned from God's Word.

Emotional Dimension of Life

Addressing the Emotional Dimension:
Emotions are feelings or “energy in motion” which cause vibrations throughout the body affecting every other dimension, creating an environment for either healing or sickness in the whole person.

The emotional dimension is strongly connected with every other dimension:

Our spiritual dimension aggravates the emotional dimension when we are not properly connected to our Creator and violating His laws of life. However, if we get in harmony with the Word of God every morning and continuously seeking His will, we will experience peace and good health.

Our mental dimension often controls the emotional dimension by engaging in memories or imaginations which entertain and grind on grievances, injustices, or feelings of victimization.

Our physical dimension can aggravate the emotions because it contains DNA memory on a cellular level, especially in the liver—This memory can be passed down from one generation to another, continuing this cycle of aggravation.


The Word of God, especially the Psalms, is designed by Jesus Christ, our Creator and sustainer of life, to bring healing to emotions.

Interestingly, research done at New York State University also indicates that it is possible to assist in the healing of painful DNA memory through the olfactory system and the sense of smell.


Therefore, our Creator provided pure therapeutic plant oils to comfort and help the body and emotions go through this process of emotional restoration.

Chronic pain, fatigue, and mood swings can also be results of poor eating habits, environmental toxins, and/or the use of legal or illegal drugs.

Therefore it is important to learn to "guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life".


Email NurturingLife@aol.com for information regarding how to purchase pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and why oils must be pure.

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