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Why Do We Wait?

I saw an article today in a popular women’s magazine about women who had lost weight and improved their health over the past year.  All were smiling and all were pleased with the results.  As I read their stories, I saw a pattern that truly disturbs me.

Every single one of them had a crisis in their life before they decided to make changes to improve their lives with better health!  Three were diagnosed prediabetic, one had both parents die with heart issues and one even had a heart attack herself.  All of the women in the article had issues that a better eating plan could have helped or even prevented.

Why, oh why do we wait until we have the loss of a loved one or a debilitating diagnosis before we seek to be healthier?  All of these women had measurable improvements, but sadly, too many people wait too late to really improve their situation.

I spoke with a doctor once about eating habits and using wellness products to improve vitality and quality of life.  He said that sadly, people only come to him for that kind of help when they have already destroyed themselves with bad food and medications. He told me there was no way to undo the damage present in those that come to him.  He said it was just too little, too late by the time most people contacted him for help.

Why, oh why do we wait when we could be choosing life with every bite we eat and every drop we drink?

Two reasons:  One,  we don’t really understand or believe that food matters!  Two, we think the seriously bad stuff won’t really happen to us from what we eat. We see lots of people eating bad who are doing okay… Ah, how we deceive ourselves. Eventually, it catches up with us.

It is really small things that add up to health quality or health disaster:

Will it be an apple or a candy bar?

Will it be carrot sticks or chips?

Will it be eggs or sugared cereal?

Will it be real butter or synthetic butter flavored margarine?

Will it be soda or water?

We could go on and on.

Choose foods that improve the quality of your life!

Choose to drink more water and less of other drinks!

What you eat and drink truly matters!

Research it for yourselves.  People’s lives are changed daily by eating better, drinking clean water and moving more.

Just as Moses said to the children of Israel, I want to say to you:

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; (Deuteronomy 30:19)

His topic was serving the LORD,  which included instructions for eating wisely.  My topic is food and drink for health and wellness.  Both are valid truths.

Choose LIFE!

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.                             1 Corinthians 10:31

 

 

 

 

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Temple Maintenance

In May, 2010, the LORD convicted me that since my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, I have a responsibility to care for it and not to feed it bad foods, especially sugar and foods that have high glycemic levels and convert to sugar in the blood stream.  While hunting for answers to an illness of a friend today, I read this in the book, A MORE EXCELLENT WAY, by Henry W. Wright, page 352.

“This ministry believes in temple maintenance.  We believe in good nutrition and we believe this in moderation (temperance).  You cannot expect to walk in health if you do not drink enough water and eat the proper mix of food.

What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.                     1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Our body belongs to the Lord and we have a responsibility to give them proper rest, exercise and good nutrition,  You cannot expect to walk in health if you don’t drink enough water and eat foods to nourish the body. . . . . . . Many people have the idea that if they eat by faith and trust in God, then they can eat anything they want with no regard to nutrition.  Foolish, presumptuous faith negates the wisdom of God in good eating and will not promote health of the body.”

I don’t necessarily agree with Dr. Wright’s nutrition plan, but I am convinced that he has hit the nail on the head.  Since the LORD showed me the truth of this over a year ago, I can no longer eat wrong foods willfully and knowingly.  It is a sin to deliberately put bad fuel into the LORD’s temple!

Viewing bad foods as a sin has freed me from the conflict and temptation of eating them!  Thank you, Jesus for your gift of conviction and for opening my eyes to the TRUTH in this area of food.  My master is no longer food, but the LORD God and for His glory, I do eat and drink, wisely!

Tonight, we have a church social and I used to go to those and try to be moderate while eating bad foods.  I was fooling myself, because ANY sugar at all is bad for me and I knew it!  I believe we need to be moderate, even with good foods, but some things have to be totally stopped.  Would we say we can sin as long as we are moderate?  I think not!

Now, since I am publicly off sugar and openly counting my days, I am held accountable and so eating anything not on my eating plan at a church dinner is not an option for me.  To do so would be a sin for me and a bad witness to those who are there.  I am now free NOT to eat those things that used to hold me captive!

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