Your body is unique. You were created and you are not an accident. Your Heavenly Father chose the day and the time your life would begin. Psalms 139:13-16 tells us, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (NIV).
God thought a lot about you. Every detail of your body, every cell and organ are God’s handiwork. There is a purpose for your body. When you receive a revelation of the purpose of your body, you will no longer abuse it. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and we are to glorify God in our body and in our spirit! As a child of God, our body is the home for the Holy Spirit and carries the message of the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ!
We must take care of the body God has given to us and bless our body! The devil wants you fat, he comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). One of the ways he accomplishes this is when we don’t take care of our body and we open the door for disease to bring death to our body.
We bless our body by feeding it with nutrients that give us energy and fortify our health. Learning how God designed your body and how we are to care for our body is not bondage. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” I believe that is in the natural and spiritual. 2 Peter 1:3 says, “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” Through knowledge we will learn how God created us and how to take care of our body.
I had never studied how my body was created or nutrition. What was good for my body. I went by taste and how it looked. If it looked good I age it. Gradually we build up habits, addictions and cravings. I truly believe that the only way to break this bondage is with the help of our Helper, the Holy Spirit. As you read the book, Why Diets Don’t Work, I share my testimony of how God got my attention and my walk which I am still walking. After losing 70 pounds I know that I have been delivered from food addictions which produce the cravings that constantly beg for attention.
Learning and gaining knowledge is what has made the difference. Getting a revelation of the purpose of my body gave me the strength and courage to say NO, I will not abuse by body. I’m taking back the temple!
If you are serious about overcoming your food habit, then it is important to identify the place of power you’ve given food in your life. Most of us understand that the next “magic gimmick” for weight loss does not work. We have been willing to spend hundreds of dollars and still fail to keep the weight off. Making the world richer and staying frustrated in our personal lives.
Lasting change comes from the inside out. Weight problems are a symptom of an ailing and stressed lifestyle. The good news is that you don’t have to fall asleep on the couch at night in a food coma. You have a choice; you can be set free from the life traps of poor eating, stress and a lack of sleep.
New beliefs, new thoughts, new feelings, new behavior will produce lasting changes! Make a decision today to bless your body with good nutrition and enjoy the fruit of the Spirit working in your life.
Join a Bible Study and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ! A friend in the Lord is a joy in the heart!