God’s Creation of food is indeed Amazing, so much we do in life includes eating and food can be an enemy or a blessing, for some even though they know it is a necessity they also fear it and not just those who are overweight.
Health food mania has become a god to many and it is making big money for those who promote it, people are becoming frightened of eating unless it is allowed by those who set the guidelines that profit them and the shops, these foods are very expensive but the USDA makes no claims that Organically produced food is safer or more Nutritious than conventionally produced foods.
Some Cults too have introduced rules for food that are not confirmed in Scripture for us today and also contradict God’s guidelines.
He gives clear direction in regards to our food ( see below ) and Paul tells us not to let it control us, that means in every way.
1 Timothy 4 :4 -6 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
The Health Department in most Countries such as Australia and New Zealand, America etc have for our benefit very strict and good controls on what we eat. What is sold to us has to first be tested and meet a certain safe criteria, this is the same with chemicals used for crops etc. We can also feel secure that God created our bodies with our own controls.
If we have any allergies to food it means our Liver, Kidneys and our Immune systems are not functioning properly but when they are they get rid of the Toxins and harmful agents in our bodies very well unless we are not eating in a balanced way, or we are adding extra in the way of Alcohol or drugs, even prescribed ones, any overload causes problems but when our eating is balanced, unless it is because of chronic ill-health, we have no problems and balance includes all meats and fish types too if wanted.
I was very involved in good Nutrition and weight loss and it’s problems for many years which involved study and hands on. I also trained with the Health Department in these areas and in running groups, which was needed for me to be fully qualified to be able to organize and run their Share groups but instead of working for them, although they continued to help me with material, I started Christian Weight Control Workshops in N.S.W to help those who couldn’t afford the fees of the popular and well-known diet groups.
My groups had a Christian focus from the start although as I matured in The Lord after true heart repentance, they changed in format and I called them Heavenly Lights and the focus became more about our friendship with The Lord and each other and accepting ourselves and others as people of worth regardless of our outward appearance, a large percentage who attended had been abused physically and emotionally and needed healing before they could focus on healthy eating habits but we still looked at good Nutrition and the problems with dangerous and addictive dieting… THERE IS NO MAGIC WAND!
I had 7 leaders and many hundreds of women attending over the 20 years they ran, I never advertised, they became known through those who shared about them in their Churches or with their friends. I enjoyed this Ministry very much and made some very good friends who remain very close to me today.
One of the things I noticed over those years was the lack of Balance that many have in their lives in regards to food, some promote Health foods as the only way and others even delete whole food groups claiming this is God’s will for them as Christians and they command others to do the same but what they believe is not Scriptural for us today, yes they can choose what they want to eat and so can we.
Colossians 2:16-17 – Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ Jesus.
I have not been involved with weight loss for some time and with being unable to do even moderate exercise for over 4 years because of my disability and with my food not always being in balance, I have put on some weight again but now that I’m more active after being healed by God last year of the condition that I was born with and which would have left me a Paraplegic and I’m also having more balanced meals, I feel He is opening a door to help not just myself but others too. I will let you know what direction it will take.
What we do need in our Lives is The Fruit of The Spirit without it as Christians we are undernourished.
Click to enjoy a different view- http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/the-balanced-view-with-food/
I have also Posted a Power point below that you also need to click to read, it’s about God’s Amazing Food Creation, I hope you enjoy His good Nutrition and remember it’s His balance we need not man’s.
Click to enjoy - God’s Amazing Food