If God Was a Chef
Thought provoking question isn’t it? Well, we have seen all sorts of diets rise to popularity, just read the magazines at the checkout counter in your neighborhood grocery store. You will see that Shape, Weight Watchers, Woman’s Day and all the other mainstream magazines have a plethora of diets. Do they work? Well, people have had some success with them. For others, it provided a positive change that allowed them to go on to something else. And still others failed.
My thought is that there are all kinds of food throughout the world and our culture plays a big role in what we eat. And agriculturally speaking, the region that we live in can only grow certain foods. Sometimes we have to get fruits and vegetables from other countries.
It may be surprising to a lot of you, but God has a plan for what you eat and when you eat. There are many things in the Word of God to support that. I want to give you some instances that have several meanings. God told Israel what animals were clean and unclean (Leviticus 11). Now there is an age-old argument between vegetarians and meat eaters as to whether it is a sin or not to eat meat. I am not here to debate that.
I want you to get in your mind that God has a plan for each of us individually speaking. Your footsteps and where you have traveled throughout your life makes a difference in what you are confronted with in life. Perhaps you have health issues or weight issues. But again, God has a plan and knows what you should be eating. A lot of us are depleted in our minerals because of the soil. We eat sub-standard foods, fast food and sometimes conventional fruits and vegetable with pesticides on them. Some of us subscribe to an organic diet. I am on that track. There are various reasons and various arguments for organic and I won’t debate that.
Although it had a very deep spiritual reasoning behind it, God told Israel how to eat in the natural by designating clean and unclean animals. God said in Ezekiel 47:12 that the trees would be our medicine. Because He designed and created the human body He has the blueprint and knows exactly what we need to feed the beautiful computer He created called you. He knows the minerals and vitamins you need. Vegetables and fruits are high in water content and vitamins and minerals. Your body was created to heal itself; the problem is that when we eat all these processed foods, it is difficult for our bodies to break that stuff down because it was not made for our bodies. It begins to affect us health-wise eventually. If we go and begin to slowly remove processed foods from our diets and add fresh fruits and vegetables, in their raw state is optimal, then you will start to see your body change slowly but surely.
So the question is why did God make fruits and vegetable? What does He know that we don’t know because we have been listening to society? The Bible talks about how man left to his own devices will destroy himself (Psalm 81:12).
Science is always trying to figure out what are the best foods to eat and they fall short. Don’t hold them responsible for your health. You and God together are responsible for your health. He gave you fruits and vegetables and a beautiful earth! Get out and walk and keep your body mobile. Let walking be your exercise, you don’t have to run and put all that weight on your knees. Doctors and others have said that they have noticed after running for years; people have done a lot of damage to their legs and joints. So walk, it is a natural thing for us. Running is not, it is part of the innate fight or flight response. Now this is my opinion on running versus walking but do your own research. You will see that what I am saying makes a lot of sense. I know doing 5K and 10K runs is a trend in society now and I am not saying don’t do it if you like it. I am talking about feeling like you have to run on a daily basis to get effective exercise. Walking can do it for you. Walk a mile or two a day and you will lose weight if you change your diet.
Go to God and ask what you need to eat for your body because I assure you man is going to keep switching up what is good or bad in their opinion. If you put your trust in science you will become mixed up. I remember a time when they said that eating tofu was so good for you, especially for balancing hormones. Tofu was “the” thing and lauded as the best alternative to meat when it was said that people were eating too much meat (Which I agree the American diet has too much meat in it. I personally don’t eat any meat, any flesh at all because God told me to stop. It wasn’t something I just decided to do, I did it because of God and my life has changed because if it. God used that to heal me of a lot of conditions that were robbing my health and strength.) But as soon as people started to really get into using tofu, they started saying that it was difficult for the body to break down tofu. So then they started to encourage you to not eat tofu. Then they changed their minds again and said there is a certain type of tofu you need.
My point is they don’t have the answers you need. You need to go to God and ask what you need to be eating. That would be the wisest choice. The Bible says that wisdom is known by her children (Luke 7:35).
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” Can I tell you something? It already said that He loves you, in fact, it says He so loved you. If you are living in this world, you are part of the world that He so loves. I am telling you God is the only One who can tell you what you need to be eating. Don’t give Him any rest until He tells you what you need to remove from your diet and what you need to incorporate into your diet. And then listen. You can do it. If God told you to do it, then He will give you the ability to do it. Just TRUST Him.
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