“Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth,” Jeremiah 33:6

It is so easy to forget with all the normalcy of illness, breakdown, disease and death in this world that God created us to live (Genesis 1:27); made in the image of an eternal, living God. The result of sin has brought about the devastation and suffering of sickness and weakness. Though, in Christ we are a new creation, redeemed and brought back to life. Our Father has released us from dietary restrictions and judgment, however our bodies are still based on His original design in the garden, and when we nurture that design and move away from the ways of the world and unhealthy choices (e.g. acting on temptation, poor nutrition), our bodies are able to restore and do an innate work that provides youth, vigor, energy, clarity, stability and health.

Unfortunately, we can become so occupied to seek fulfillment and comfort in food. Food that is nutrient deprived, pesticide laced, fat filled, sugary or even carcinogenic. Often we do not realize it because it has become such a regular practice to eat without awareness, or whatever we have access to, without consideration to if it is beneficial for the temple in which the Holy Spirit dwells, and does this choice serve the Lord.  Though our heart should rest in this, “For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness,” (Psalm 107:9), and remembering God desires for His children to be dependent on Him, and different from everyone else, a treasured possession (Deuteronomy 7:6). For His amazing love provides us with free will. Free will to love Him, free will to follow Him, and free will to serve Him with every aspect of our being. But just because something has been made permissible and we are not condemned for a decision, it does not make it beneficial, profitable or edify our life and bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 10: 23).

I encourage you to allow your lifestyle to be one that demonstrates to others that you are a child of God by the way you take care of your body, mind and soul. That you pray specifically asking God to speak to you about how He desires for you to take better care of yourself, and request for Him to guide you and provide you the means and support to do so. The Word of God gives us everything we need, to know the longing of the Savior for our life.

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)

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