If we’re not aware of God’s goodness in all circumstances, majestic mountains and life’s adversities can both be fearful things; after all, they’re each imposing and mysterious as no single angle can capture all sides of either a mountain or an adverse situation.
When we look to him, we prevail over this life, realizing sin and death have no hold on us – just as they had no hold on our Lord. When we dwell on our struggles, our burning legs, and shaky legs, these afflictions seem to magnify and take ownership of us, so often causing us to lose ground and fall off the pace.
I propose we focus on how much of God’s good food we can eat instead of how much of the unhealthy stuff we can get away with – the opposite mindset of most diets. As we shift our sights away from God’s restriction and onto His provision, we’ll begin to enjoy the original freedom Adam and Eve enjoyed in the garden.
This episode is part 3 of the 6 week study on Healthy God, Healthy You, the book I wrote during my 40 pound weight loss journey. Today, we unpack diets. Are they Biblical? Does it matter? We also look into food being a shadow that points to Jesus. Say what? We’ll talk about it – just give it a listen!
If I ate the second donut, it wouldn’t be for the sake of good fellowship with my co-workers or any other honorable reason, but I’d be turning to a donut for the comfort, strength, and healing that our Shepherd, Jesus Christ, has promised to offer; I’d be putting a fried piece of bread covered with sugar on the throne of my heart.
You may ask, “What’s wrong with loving food?” Of course, nothing is wrong with enjoying food as God’s creation but with 71% of our country overweight or obese, I would say most of us have put food into a position it’s never been designed to hold and that’s what harms us. It’s difficult to look at those numbers and defend our relationship with food.