Where all my foodies at?!
I mean food…so amazing. I just want to stop before I even start and thank God for blessing us with delicious grub for our tummies.
Ever since I stepped into the plant based world 5 years ago, I have learned about the importance of WHAT we put in our mouths. It has became a true passion of mine. I am writing this post to encourage you to glorify God with your temple. What you put in your mouth can either promote your calling or push you off track
*Disclaimer- This is not a “why you should go vegan post. I am not against eating meat at all! Jesus fed fish to his followers. So there you go. Eating meat is just not apart of my journey, but it can be apart of yours. And that is okay!”*
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
Everything you eat or drink, do it to bring glory to God. That means that anything you put in your mouth serves a purpose. What you feed on should promote spiritual and physical wellness that ultimately shines light on Christ. Did you know that there are certain foods like fruits, veggies and organic meats that literally provide all the nutrients you need to obtain optimal health? Eating the natural living things that God created for us to eat has so many benefits from increasing energy to improving moods and keeping illness at a bay. Christ purposefully gave us dominion over plants and animals for nutritional purposes. If we consume them, it will aid us in this journey of life.
Processed foods are anything packaged or prepared and it destroys our bodies. Processed food consist of harmful chemicals that are putting diseases in our bodies like cancer, heart disease, etc. It’s shortening our lives. If our lives are being shortened by what we eat then our purpose is being effected as well. How does that glorify Christ? It doesn’t.
1 Corinthians 6:19 teaches us that our bodies are not ours. “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.” Our body belongs to Christ. We should be honoring Christ by how we treat our bodies because it is a gift from God. Our bodies are instruments that connects us to others in order to make and encourage disciples.
When you eat, you should be thinking “does this advance the kingdom?” Does this burger glorify my taste buds or does this burger glorify God by giving me the proper nutrients and energy I need to live out my purpose. The foods and drinks that do not glorify God are those that put you out of commission and allow you to miss out on that divine appointment. Put down that glass if you are going to end up drunk and belligerent. Don’t eat that ice cream if you know you are lactose intolerant and will end up too sick to go to church in the morning. Put down the fork if you are eating to cope with your emotions. God is the one who will make you whole and full, look to him not a meal.
“Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” Genesis 9:3
God literally created foods for us so that we can have the strength to go into the world and spread his good news while being able to fight off the evil one. We were called to run this race, but if we aren’t equipped to run and endure the race then you may quit before it is over. Yes this fight is spiritual, but we are physical beings. Our physical body needs to be at it’s best to meet the physical requirements to fulfill your calling. Optimal health looks differently for everyone. We were all created uniquely so that we can reach specific people.
We need you right now so that we as ONE BODY can work together to share the love of God to the world. Are your eating choices hindering your purpose? Are you eating foods of life that are giving you energy and supreme health to pursue your calling at 100%?
I pray that this post encouraged you to make better dietary choices that allow you to live the life God intended for you to live. Look out for one of my next posts that will continue this discussion and cover spirit food!
For any questions regarding diets, please leave the questions in the comments.