There is a Better Way: Almighty God’s Way

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 0 comments

by Jason DeZurik

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.” (Acts 2:42-45)

I have had a number of people ask me to give an update on how being in a health co-op has been for me and my family. You can read my post on this from 10 years ago here.

Many people are now beginning to realize that expanding government-run programs, departments, and power is really nothing more than a huge loss of freedom and liberty. Still others want to expand the government’s power and influence in the lives of individuals across our nation. Just one way people are struggling in this thought process is how one deals with their own or their family’s health care.

I would like to challenge you, dear reader, to think through this whole thing with a Biblical worldview instead of a secular humanistic worldview. The choice really is yours to make. Are you putting your hope and trust and faith in a broken and what I will call a slave-making system, or are you putting your faith and hope and trust in Almighty God and His people (the Church)? As you can see from the text above, the Biblical answer is to look to God Almighty and His people. We need to share with and care for each other in the Church. We need to show the world that we are Christians by our love for God and for one another.

My family and I have been a part of a Christian health co-op since 2008. With our family of 8, we have dealt with many, many health concerns over the years. Just one of those concerns happened in 2017 when I suffered a life-threatening stroke and needed to be life-flighted to a hospital in Columbus, Ohio where emergency lifesaving brain surgery was performed on me. To this day, I am still amazed and thankful, not only for those that took care of me but for the incredible healing hand of Almighty God on me as a person. Friends, the very fact that I am still able to communicate with you in this way is miraculous. I can share more about that part of the story some other time, but for today, I would like to just share how awesome God’s people are when God’s people allow God Almighty to work in and through them.

Not only did we receive an amazing amount of help from people around the country, but we also received help from our local church friends and families. We were blessed as well to have all of our medical bills paid by being a part of this incredible health co-op called Samaritan Ministries. As a group, we try and model Acts 2:42-45 in the best way we know how. When my wife and I received hospital bills for this medical need, we received so many personal checks from people all over the nation; it was very humbling. I can tell you this: it works! When God’s people do their best to try and put Biblical ways and examples into practice, great things happen. Since 2008 with Samaritan Ministries, we have always had our medical needs paid in full. When others in the co-op have needs, we share with them to help them. There are other health co-ops out there, but I can tell you that we have been very satisfied being a part of Samaritan Ministries.

Believers in Christ, we need to look to Almighty God and His ways and put them into practice in the real world, allowing God to get the credit where credit is due. If this idea interests you at all and you are wanting to join this health co-op, please let them know that Jason and Jaya DeZurik sent you. God Bless.

To learn more about Jason and Jaya’s life journey, read Jason’s book, How Being Consistent Changed Everything.

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