Let’s take our monthly theme a step further, shall we? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 . . . “your bodies are temples of the holy spirit.” If it matters what comes out of our temple, such as what we say and how we act, wouldn’t it also matter what we put into our temple?
For our mind, we stay away from movies and books that fill our mind with things that aren’t of God. For our soul, we stay away from the occult and those things that aren’t what God has planned for our spirit. But what about our body? Personally, I know mine had been left out of the cleansing process for quite some time.
In Luke 10:27, Jesus is asked the question “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answers, ““You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself” (ESV).
Notice the word strength. The Greek word used here is ischys meaning “ability, force, strength, might” (BlueLetterBible.org). We derive much of our physical strength, our bodily might, from food that becomes energy in our body. What we put into our body in the form of food affects our physical strength!
I have felt convicted about this for some time.
Just as we don’t want to put junk into our minds, our hearts, and our souls, we shouldn’t be putting junk into our bodies.
I want to honor God with what I eat. I want my family to have the inner strength and physical strength to worship God fully. My plan for my family is simple. We are detoxing our temple by cutting out many of the foods that didn’t exist 200 years ago. I’m going to give you my plan, but please listen to God first. Worship God with your diet out of freedom and not out of condemnation. I’m excited to think of this as one more way that I can worship God with my life!
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