Day #4 Changing the Rules…

Welcome to Day #4!

Today we’re changing the rules…another key step to
transforming your health and your life, and one you won’t
normally find in a “health” newsletter.

The following is excerpted from Dr. Ben’s Health Insights, something you’ll continue to receive if you initially opted in for this 7 day series there:

This morning I was discussing with a couple team members the
difference between Newtonian physics, which follows a set of
“rules” that seem to hold true for most physical situations,
and the more recently described theory of relativity and quantum
physics, which describe phenomena in newly discovered situations
where Newtonian rules don’t seem to hold “true”.

Many of us have grown up with a set of “rules” about earning
and deserving–and to an extent, these rules have seemed to
hold true and to “work”.

If you work hard, you can earn money, approval, even love…

and conversely, if you don’t work hard, do a good job, do
something right, “earn” it…then you don’t deserve money,
approval, love, happiness.

But is there another way to live that would bring more
fulfillment and joy than the “earn” principle?

I’m recognizing my own tendency to try to “earn” and to resist
receiving what I feel I haven’t “earned”.

This morning while sitting on the porch with my wife before
everyone else awoke, I realized that many of the great stories
from the Bible involved people receiving a promise that went
way beyond anything they could see or earn–whether it was a
way across the sea, water in the wilderness, or an heir to a
childless couple later in life.

In fact, the last 24 hours, the phrase “And Abraham believed God,
and it was reckoned to him as righteousness” keeps coming back to

Abraham’s “approval”, and his becoming the father to a whole
nation, was based solely on his believing God–and that when
his outward condition gave no evidence that this would be so.

“Earning” works to a certain extent–but it’s hard work and
often leaves us still striving and resisting.

What if we could learn to trust and surrender, to believe and
receive, to allow our good to come to us based on grace, based
on being, based on faith, rather than on our works or our “earning”.

A level of surrender is certainly required–surrender of our pride,
our  feeling of control, our habits of thinking and talking to

But what joy to really be free to receive!

Whatever your spiritual persuasion, many are now recognizing a
Source whom I personally call God that is all around us and is
for us.

An affirmation adapted from Florence Shinn that’s assisted me
recently is “God is my unfailing supply, and large sums of money
now come to me quickly, under grace, in perfect ways.”  You could
fill in whatever supply you are seeking–abundant life, vibrant
health, and so on.

“God is my unfailing supply, and vibrant health now flows to me
daily, under grace, in perfect ways…”

Believe and receive.  Allow your good to come to you.


Okay, that’s lesson 4.

Today we “Changed the Rules” and discussed another key factor to healing, receiving, and abundance.

Share your own experiences with earning vs. receiving and your response to today’s lesson below.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Ben

P.S.  Ever feel lousy and just don’t know how to change it,
even though you want to?

Find out how in tomorrow’s lesson!   Not subscribed?  You can do so here:  “Your Road Map to Health In Just Minutes A Day”

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14 thoughts on “Day #4 Changing the Rules…”

  1. I believe in the power of faith to work in my life and have seen it happen many times. Occassionally it is difficult if you are caught up in the moment to allow yourself the perspective to “Let Go and Let God” which is a very powerful poem that encompasses this thought.
    Even with this though I think you must do the footwork in order for things in life to work for you. Abraham would not have been chosen, for instance, if he had not worked hard to live a righteous life. You can not expect dividends to be paid to you if you do not make some sort of investment.
    What I find most challenging is to ignore the negativity of those around me. Choosing not to allow that mindset to affect you is very difficult at times as it can pervade your environment.

  2. hi, i know about the bible verse you quoted, i read the bible daily, i also agree with the bible, janice rolls

  3. i find it easy to believe in Abraham’s way, God would not lead me astray, he will answer to my hopes in his own way and time. i experienced this when my husband passed away, he did not forget me but walked with me through a tough time in my life. jan

  4. “For by grace are we saved, through faith. Not of works lest any man should boast.” Romans 6:23

    Isn’t it wonderful how the principle of salvation and unmerited favor permeates our existence?

  5. I was diagnoised with black melanoma 28 years ago and given 6 weeks to live but decided to “go natural” for my treatment. I did my part to change in the areas that needed it and God helped me in the areas that were beyond my ability. I have written a book that tells my story of over coming the negative self talk that caused my body to respond to the environment that I created, and how when I changed the self talk and started confessing what God said about me, things have changed in my life- only in a very dramatic way. My book is called “Why me?”

  6. This is a truly powerful lesson. Most of us grow up thinking that the harder I work, the more I will earn or get. While the principal is a very good principal, often times we realize we do not earn the income we deserve. However, faith is such a simple thing that most of us make difficult. All we need is faith as the size of a grain of mustard seed (which is pretty small). The affirmation listed is very powerful. By stating the affirmation, “God is my unfailing supply, and….now come to me quickly, under grace, in perfect ways” is such a simple statement that most of try to get these things by begging and pleading instead of understanding that by believing we get from God. Thanks so much for the encouragement.

  7. Ah…great contrast between begging and pleading…and simply believing! Thanks for sharing, Cheri!

  8. Hi everyone,
    I like your articles Dr.Ben. I love the simpilicity and quick yet indepth writing. Lately I have been reading a lot of self help books and articles and they all keep refering to the issue of “Faith” I find it kind of odd and yet funny in a wierd way. I think if there was more faith in the world people would have fewer problems and more blessing in life. Currently I am working on this each time I read any information on this topic the message gets grounded in my mind. I know for sure I have a big issue on this. I am currently working on my faith in my life. Thanking you for shedding light on this subject.

  9. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Why do we insist on striving to exist???

    Thank you again.


  10. Dr. Ben,
    Your 4th lesson is beautiful. As I read it I felt calm inside.
    Trust, believe, receive.
    I am quick to remind others of their guardian angels. I take less time to remind myself of my own. Your message is printed and displayed on my desk now to remind me to relax, believe, smile.
    To feel His presence with me.
    Thank you,

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