Taste and See That The Lord is Good. How happy is the man that takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do , do everything for God’s glory. 1 Corinthians 10:31
Does God really care about my physical health? How can I know what kinds of foods are actually healthy? Where can I learn more about healthy living? These were the questions I began to ask myself after I began experiencing some health issues not long after I got married. For the first time in my life, I began searching for ways to find better health. Not just to lose weight, but to help increase my overall health. As I began searching, I quickly became overwhelmed. There was so much information. Some books would say eat foods that are low-fat and others would say to eat high-fat foods. Others would say eat a high carbohydrate diet and yet another would recommend a low carbohydrate diet. I really wanted to give up. It was just too hard and confusing. Then I heard about a conference called “What the Bible Says About Healthy Living” at First Baptist Woodstock in Woodstock, Georgia and I decided to attend. God is so Good! He knew just what I needed right when I needed it. It was truly a life changing experience. For the first time in my life, I learned what Scripture says about how we should eat. I knew studying the Bible was very important for my spiritual health but I had never thought about if for my physical health. Did you know that there are over 600 references to our diet found in Scripture? I learned through the teaching of Dr. Rex Russell how eat according to God’s design. It was at this conference that I learned how to grind wheat to make bread that has almost every vitamin and mineral needed for good health.
We are bombarded on a daily basis by over 30,000 food choices. With so many food choices, how do we know how to choose food that is good for us? Proverbs 4:9 tells us, “There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death.” We may think what we are eating is healthy, but it may not be. Our bodies are “fearfully and wonderfully” made. God made wonderful food for us to eat and enjoy, but unfortunately, most of the food we eat is so highly processed that it is devoid of any nutrition. We are eating empty calories and because our bodies are not getting the nutrition that it needs, we continue to crave more food. We often find ourselves eating more and more, but still not satisfied.
Have you ever experienced this? Do you want to be healthy but don’t know where to start? Do you know how to make healthy choices but find yourself having a hard time staying on track? I hope you will join me in this journey to better health. Together, we can study God’s plan for better health. Together, we can encourage and lift each other up to help keep us on the right track. Together, we can share recipes, ideas, and prayer needs. So are you ready? Let’s do this together!