Relating that saying to my body and health… especially based on well-known past history… that would make me a chip for sure – either one giant (mumble, mumble pounds of) chocolate chip, or a walkin-talkin-MRS. Potato-Head chip.
But seriously, since I found Setting Captives Free, I’ve been focusing on eating at The Lord’s Table which basically means presenting myself to the Lord first (as His temple) for all four fillings – spirit, emotion, mind and body. Then when I’m inputting the fruits, vegetables, proteins, flan, etc. that are good for my body, I’m taking them in as they were meant to be – as physical food – not as a comforter, not as soul satisfying – tasty, but not as spiritually nourishing. It’s been an exciting journey. The old cravings are gone and new healthier ones are here – proving that…
If the core – my spiritual self – is functioning as intended, all outlying areas will be well fed. Christ is described as ‘the root’ and if a tree’s root has access to proper water and food, it supplies the branches or vines to lively health and even reproduces fruit that can bring life to others. Similarly when my spirit is abiding (living in) Christ, his power, strength, life-giving force, works through all the other areas of my life.
He alone can bring stability to my moodiness; conquer mental issues of bitterness, loneliness, lack of acceptance or love.
He alone can give me the guidance and even the will to want to eat and drink the right things that will build up my physical body and to have the strength to keep that body (God’s temple) under control and able to participate in physical activity.
He alone can provide the boundaries and victory that keeps my mental faculties sharp and active.
He alone can provide the spiritual intimacy that breaks all barriers, and gives the model for all other relationships in my life.
So it’s true spiritually too, I am what I eat… and I believe others can definitely tell where I’ve been feasting.
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Psalm. 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!