Recently, I’ve changed my diet. I have made a decision to be careful and deliberate about what I eat. Partly because I have to and eating towards the strict end of this SCD diet is also because I want to.
Because of this decision, my lifestyle has also changed. I need to make sure I have enough of these new foods to eat available to me. I must also prepare certain things ahead of time. Certain foods I prepare are crucial to other recipes. It has become quite an adventure.
It takes some work, some time, and some thought, but it is worth it to me. I feel better when I eat this way. It is good for me. I am also becoming more comfortable in the kitchen when I try new recipes, etc….This is becoming a really good experience.
What we eat matters. How we eat matters. When we eat matters. The truth is that we HAVE TO EAT or we will eventually DIE. What if what we EAT is KILLING US?
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
What happens when we do not choose to spiritually eat from a diet full of the WORD of GOD? From the passage above, it appears that we shall not LIVE. We may be ALIVE because our physical bodies are being fed, yet do we have LIFE to the fullest?
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Our spirits need to be fed. “We are what we eat”. We are also what we “think”.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. Proverbs 23:7
What we consume will eventually come out of us. I know if I eat sugar, my energy gets zapped. Conversely, if I eat vegetables and protein, I feel energized.
The things we think about and the words we “eat” will come out of us.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. James 3:9-12
May we choose LIFE in all we think, say and do. May we choose not only to care for our physical needs, but also our spiritual needs as well. May we take the time to prepare to be filled with God’s Word each day, that we may have LIFE and have it more abundant. May we see the fruits of how God uses His Word in our lives and may we turn away from the bland diet of sin as we daily confess to the only One who can exchange death for life. Thank You Jesus. Fill us that our thoughts, hearts and tongues would overflow with Your Life Giving WORDS.