Are you looking for the ‘thing’ that will lower blood pressure naturally? Have you considered your worship style?
First, before we get into the discussion about your worship style, I have good news and bad news.
I’ll start with the bad news. There is absolutely NOT one magic bullet for reducing blood pressure. It doesn’t exist.
Not a perfect medication, nor a sure-fire natural method.
In fact, everyone’s experience to find what helps them will be completely different. What works wonders for one person – may not work at all for another.
That is true when using medication or natural methods.
And, the thing is, finding the item that will reliably lower your blood pressure without medication requires a consistent approach to a strategy or most often a group of strategies. That said, many times it is nothing more than a consistent process of trying something to see if it will work. Basic trial and error.
The bottom line though is that doing nothing to reduce your blood pressure is not safe.
So, as you’ve probably realized, one of the primary reasons medication is used is because high blood pressure carries health risks, and it is hard for most people to apply non-medicinal methods consistently.
But, I do have good news too. God provides guidance in the Bible to help us with our healing and wellness journey.
A Worship Style to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
To be transparent (as is always my goal), if you search the Bible text for ‘lower blood pressure naturally’, you won’t find it.
But, there are verses that can guide us to wellness. In fact, if you are feeling like you should be taking better care of yourself, or are feeling led by the Lord to take better care of yourself, there is a way to do so in a way that honors the Lord. I will get to that in a minute, but first, let’s start with the Scripture.
Romans 12:1 reads “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.” (NIV).
This verse speaks to actively living out your faith with your body. Taking proper care of yourself is a way to obey God’s request.
When you obey the Lord, you are obedient to Him. When you offer your body as a living sacrifice, you show worship to the Lord.
Thus, your self-care efforts can be a form of worship to the Lord when done through obedience as a way to honor him.
But, you may be wondering, what does that mean specifically to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice? What self-care is holy and pleasing to God?
It is treating your body like the holy temple that it is. (see 1 Cor 3:16).
What Does a Worship Style to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Look Like?
Treating your body as a holy temple means to provide yourself care that is holy and proper, and helps you live at your greatest level of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. It’s a spiritual commitment to take better care of your physical body.
This doesn’t require a ‘perfect’ state of health. You can be well, even when you do not have perfect health. Even so, it is a true and proper way to worship God.
You can make a spiritual offering and commitment by making real changes to your lifestyle.
All of the following lifestyle changes listed below have been proven through scientific research to be a successful part of a plan to lower blood pressure naturally. I will not say that it is easy, but it is beneficial and doing so will help you show honor to the holy temple; your body.
Ten lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure naturally include:
- Lose extra pounds – aim for a 10% weight loss
- Get a little exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy diet
- Reduce sodium in your diet
- Limit alcohol
- Quit smoking
- Reduce caffeine
- Manage (lower) stress
- Monitor your blood pressure at home
- Follow your health providers advice
If you are able to control your blood pressure with a healthier lifestyle, you may avoid, delay or reduce the need for any medication.
In closing, it is always difficult to make lifestyle changes to take better care of yourself and to feel better. But, choosing a couple of changes and doing them consistently as a way to show worship, honor, and praise to God is a helpful and motivating way to do the things that are required to lower your blood pressure naturally and reduce your risk for heart disease. You can do it!
Lisa Kimrey is a 30-year veteran registered nurse, speaker, and author of the Bible study, The Self-care Impact: Motivation and Inspiration for Wellness. At Mylifenurse, Lisa writes about simple ways to care for yourself to stay happy, healthy, and rejuvenated while you serve and care for others. Combining her years of nursing expertise with Scripture-based encouragement, Lisa shows readers easy ways to begin and maintain their self-care journey – without feeling guilty. Be sure to grab your FREE Self-care Starter Guide!