Change Your Diet – July 3, 2019

2019-07-03     

Change Your Diet

you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:20

One pastor writes: ‘I stood on every healing Scripture in the Bible. Finally I got so sick that I had to be rushed to the hospital. There they discovered I had five arteries completely blocked and scheduled me for a bypass surgery. When I came through it, I started questioning, “How could this have happened to me? I’m a pastor. I believe that God heals. I’ve prayed for others and watched Him heal them.” Then I remembered! I’d been warned repeatedly that my cholesterol and sugar levels were too high. I needed to change my diet, but I wouldn’t listen. I was addicted to fried foods and fatty foods. They were so tasty I couldn’t give them up.’ Jesus said the children of this world are wiser than the children of light (see Luke 16:8). The media and medical establishment are warning us daily to eat more healthily, yet often the church is silent. Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs can kill you, but so can eating unhealthy food! Paul writes: ‘Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s’ (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). You have an assignment from God, and a responsibility to stay healthy and fulfil it. Your body is the temple in which He dwells, and the instrument He uses. So seek to ‘glorify God in your body’ each day.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, forgive me for my “not so healthy” diet and help me treat Your temple better. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

2 comments

  1. Timely devotional; have struggled with weight all my life. My body is a temple; God dwells within and He deserves the best.

  2. Nicely written. A gluten free diet cured me of my fibromyalgia in 2012. Grain free diets help with brain health, and my husband is strict about not eating any grains. My memory improved on a grain free diet. The way our grains are harvested is really unhealthy. Focus on the foods you can eat instead of the ones you fast from.

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