Healthy Breasts Awareness
Whether you know it or not, a child of God lives in a state of divine health. This is the reality not a fantasy.
The bible says your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 |NIV|
(Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.)
Christ literally lives in you! He dwells in your spirit and expresses Himself through your physical body.
Therefore every form of sickness is an intruder! Do not flirt with cancer and any other sickness. Your body is God's temple, you look after it and keep it in divine health.
You’re the one to exercise authority over your body, keeping it free of sickness, disease and infirmity.
Why should I check my breasts?
There's no right or wrong way to check your breasts. But it is important to know how your breasts usually look and feel. That way, you can spot any changes quickly.
Be breast aware
Every woman's breasts are different in terms of size, shape and consistency. It's also possible for one breast to be larger than the other.
Get used to how your breasts feel at different times of the month. This can change during your menstrual cycle.
For example, some women have tender and lumpy breasts, especially near the armpit, around the time of their period.
After the menopause, normal breasts feel softer, less firm and not as lumpy.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme has produced a 5-point plan for being breast aware:
know what's normal for you look at your breasts and feel them
know what changes to look for
report any changes without delay
attend routine screening if you're 50 or over
Look at your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to your collarbone. You may find it easiest to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand over each breast and up under each armpit.
You can also look at your breasts in the mirror. Look with your arms by your side and also with them raised.
Luke 10:19 - "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
"The words of Jesus in this verse should let you know that you’re not ordinary; you have the right to tell your body how it should feel.
Tell your body what to do, and it’ll respond. Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that you shall have what you say.
Don’t permit in your body anything that isn’t consistent with God’s Word for your life; take charge and rule over your body.
When you perceive the symptoms of sickness in your body, reject them.
They only become real when you say they are. Your words aren’t empty; what you say comes to pass. Therefore, talk to your body always.
Don’t say, “I have a lump in my breast and it’s hurting so bad.
The doctor says it’s cancer,” Don’t talk about the lump, talk to it instead.
Tell the pain to cease, and tell your body to function rightly in line with the life of Christ that’s in your spirit.
Keep talking using the word of God till the symptoms go.