Eating Properly

How to Eat Prop­er­ly… Looks like some great advice. I must con­fess to note eat­ing the most bal­anced diet in the world. God gave us veg­eta­bles and fruits to eat long before He allowed us to start eat­ing meat, so it stands to rea­son that fruits and veg­gies ought to be a sta­ple in our diet, not a del­i­ca­cy for rare occasions. 

The bit about por­tions has me guilty as well; I often indulge myself, espe­cial­ly on meats, pota­toes, cheese, and choco­late (not all at once). I am some­what curi­ous as to how my body would be dif­fer­ent (in terms of ener­gy, healthy, etc.) were I to eat more healthily.

Oh, by no means am I a “health nut.” How­ev­er, if I can keep my body in good work­ing order, I have more oppor­tu­ni­ty and abil­i­ty to serve God. I would hate to stand before my Lord and hear that I had lit­tle oppor­tu­ni­ty to serve Him in the twi­light of my earth­ly life because I did­n’t take care of the body He gave me to use.

I already fig­ured out how to live with­out the con­stant need of an emer­gency res­cue inhaler; per­haps adjust­ing a bit more would help me even fur­ther. The thought of that is cer­tain­ly worth some thought and prayer, I think.

Also, as a dis­claimer, I am not propos­ing a fad diet under the guise of a “What Jesus Ate” Bible diet. No, I believe we have free­dom in that regard–what to eat, when, and how much. How­ev­er, it isn’t beyond thought to think that a love for serv­ing Him would moti­vate us to keep our bod­ies in prime work­ing order to the best of our abil­i­ty. No fads need­ed, just sim­ple com­mon sense and health­ful liv­ing cou­pled with prayer and fasting.

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Rick Beckman