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The Ultimate Healing: Your Connection with Christ

Oct 12, 2023

“Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit” (3 John 1:2).

A TikTok/social media trend known as “grounding” has recently ballooned in popularity. This technique, also called “earthing,” is rooted in Eastern religious practices. It claims that one can connect, ground, and restore our bodies to earth through electrical charges. Advocates argue that walking barefoot or laying on dirt, grass, or a mat can reduce inflammation, stress, pain, and improve overall well-being. Some studies have explored this practice’s effects on fatigue, depression, heart disease, PTSD, and other ailments.

However, this exercise fails to “ground” your soul in Christ. While it may impact your physical health, only Jesus can provide spiritual healing and nourishment. When we are grounded in Jesus, we focus on Him and cultivate a deeper relationship with Him. In this, the verse “It is well with my soul” takes on a bolder, more significant meaning. Through our faith, we are energized and establish connectivity with Him, which powers everything around us. Jesus IS the electrical charge our spirits need to tread our path confidently and to recognize the beauty in our true identity in Him.

Your Call to Action

God did create the earth! If you find relaxation and peace in His creation, dedicate outdoor time to commune with God. Pray or switch on your Bible app in your headphones and spend time in His presence. Enjoy the fresh air and praise Him for the blessings He has given us!

“Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world? What is his name—and his son’s name? Tell me if you know! Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection” (Proverbs 30:4-5).

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Prayer

Our Father in Heaven, thank You for the beauty You surrounded us with. Help us to be grounded in Jesus and to make time to spend outside in Your creation. We praise You and honor You today! In Your name, we pray, Amen.

A Comforting Closure

When you ground yourself in Christ, you are connected to the most potent source of healing and peace – an inexhaustible well of divine love that nurtures your spirit and brings tranquility to your soul.

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