Wellness and death rarely go together, right?
With the Lord, however, we know that He is intentional about disrupting the natural for the supernatural. So yes-on the road to well-there must be death.
Death to sin. Death to strife. Death to stinky thinking. Death to toxic relationships. Death to the flesh. Death to the old way: this is how we reach that beautiful destination of wellness.
Autumn is a beautiful indication of the beauty of death. Those beautiful fall colors only appear because the leaves are dying. They have to die so that the beautiful spring flowers can appear. The death of the leaves is gain. We gain flowers so that the bees can pollinate and produce honey to feed us. Death = life.
As we become well, we must put to death the things that are making us ill. We must surrender. We must be delivered. We must be set free. We must let go. We must kill old habits and old traditions. As we walk down the road to well, we are leaving behind those things that hindered our walk and our health.
So let it go, sister! Be free from those snares and obstacles. Be committed to becoming fully whole and well. Kill those things that are not of God. Put to death those relationships that lead us away from the Father. Encounter the death of your old man to fully live in the new that the Lord has for you.
The death of Jesus produced eternal life for us. We must die to gain life.
Peace and Blessings