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 which 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 :1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils Speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron. Forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
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 around N.S.W 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.
I have Posted a link to a Power point below I felt it fitted in well with this message on balance, it is indeed a different focus, you need to click each slide to be able to read.
Click to enjoy a different view– https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/the-balanced-view-with-food/
I have also Posted a Power point below that I Created using information from the Internet Nutrition Websites that you also will 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
Please wait to view Power point WordPress take a bit of time in Downloading it. If you don’t have a Power point viewer this link is for a free one that you can download then click and enjoy God’s Amazing Food Creation.
Love, love, love this post and power points! Never can have enough information or friendly reminders! Tour outreach and workshops have blessed many as they venture this often difficult task. Healing and health with all the Lord has graciously provided! Your the best! Blessings to you and your beloved. Cath
I’m very ordinary Cath but I love your enthusiasm, you are such a vibrant full of goodwill and kindness Christian woman. I’m so thankful you enjoyed God’s AMAZING creation of food, believe me when I first started collecting the information for the Power point, I was speechless, Amazing, Amazing and there was more but I just focused on the basics and condensed or you would be still watching the Power Point.
Thank you Cath for taking the time to visit and share with me, I must look up Tour outreach Workshops, they sound great.
Christian Love Always – Anne
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This is Excellent Anne, well said and I very much enjoyed reading this! Blessings,
Thank you Ellie for your encouragement, I was so amazed when I discovered the blessings we have in food that I just had to create this Power point and the other one about balance , we are indeed so blessed to have good Nutrition and that our food and water is plentiful in our Countries.
People ask me why do others starve and die of thirst, we only have to look at our Ancestry, they worshiped God but in other Countries they worshiped Heathen gods and still do, how can our God bless them if they don’t ask, but even the Heathen are blessed in our Countries because of our faith and He provides for the others too through us, how Awesome is our God of Love.
Thank you again Ellie – Christian Love Always – Anne
How right you are about the need for balance!
Hi Tricia, thank you for visiting and yes Balance is very important in everything except murder and sin of course, even a bit is deadly.
God has given us variety and an abundance to enjoy but always in balance and no food is forbidden but not everything is beneficial, like too much fat or sugar or excess of anything, especially if it controls us.
Thanks again Tricia , see you soon – Christian Love – Anne
I’m going through premenopause, and doctors don’t seem to know what their doing, i am trying foods for help..any suggestions, they say it could be awhile until full menopause, could be a few years, but the pre is very irritating to me.
As we age Betty our immune systems break down so we need to seek alternative ways of staying fit. Even those who are Anorexic or have Bulimia, regardless of age, if they don’t eat in a balanced way they suffer .
I found Probotics greatly helped .
i eat berries all the time..i have to save to get the one probiotics i want, their call TRU.
I very much believe in natural remedies Betty but also give thanks for medicine, we are all different, so all we can do is try what is available and pray that God will either heal us or helps us to find what will, His blessings are everywhere , we seek we find.
Your always welcome Betty to contact me by e-mail.
Christian Love – Anne
thank you sis so much..here is my email..
We need food for the body to survive but food for the spirit is very essential for us to live good lives. We are blessed with so much that we should be thankful for our Lord’s generosity towards us. Thanks for an enlightening post. Take care and God bless.
Thanks for sharing Samina and very True we have so much to give thanks for and when we realize this, our hearts just overflow with thankfulness.
I’m pleased you found my message enlightening, I’m sure it caused a few others to think again but unless their willing to accept God’s Truth and not man’s agenda, they will stay in darkness.
Take Care and thanks for visiting – Christian Love – Anne
Yes I agree Anne, having a right balance with food is important, and not beating yourself up when you slip up. God has provided all we need and the variety is wonderful, enjoying your mealtimes and thanking Him is a good combination.
Well Love after all the years of sharing my many ups and downs with weight loss, I’m pleased you agree, it’s all about having God’s balance, but I’m not sure you did that on your golf trip though, from what you told me, you both were eating each day, but I guess hitting that little ball takes a lot of energy 🙄
As you can see I did get your comments , thanks, see you soon.
Christian Love – Anne
God is truly generous. He created food to fill our bellies and give nutrients for our body and mind but the best food are his words that fills our souls. The last one I need to store and eat more. Pray for me my friend. I wish I have the strength and faith as you do. There are mornings that I struggle but God loves me truly because he sends me friends that reminds me of his love, mercy and amazing plans for me, for everyone. Take care.
Very wise words Island Traveler……. but the best food are His words that fills our souls.
I enjoy food but there was a time that I use to starve myself or make myself sick, later I took dangerous diet pills that nearly cost me my life, at other times I would just drink water and eat bananas till they made me sick, I did a lot of damage to my body. Now it’s one day at a time and that is the same in my Spiritual walk with Jesus Christ… I Trust Him to guide me in the way I should go.
I’m not perfected in Love yet, so like you dear friend I sometimes struggle but then I come close to Jesus and talk to Him as a friend, like I’m talking with you now, sometimes I cry, sometimes I ask why, even though I know most of the time why, but I just want His reassurance, to hear Him in my heart, call me precious and to listen as He tells me He Loves me and that I don’t have to fear, He will not leave me or reject me like others have done in my life. I didn’t know for many years that you could talk to Jesus personally and ask for His help but you can and I do, as some others do too.
Thank you for taking the time to share Island Traveler, I wet back and read a couple of your older Posts but could not comment as they were closed but I enjoyed reading them.
Your Power point is still under way, I will leave a link when it’s finished and also link it to you.
Christian Love Always from both of us – Anne
I’m afraid the slide show didn’t work for me, probably my computer, but I enjoyed your post. Your story of your work in health and nutrition and the way it became God-focussed was very interesting and heart-warming. Yes, God has given us such a variety of foods for our pleasure and health. Sometimes I think people go over-board with eliminating a lot of foods from their diet, although having said that, I am finding that I am becoming intolerant of too much wheat as I get older. Hard, as wheat is in all my favourite foods and I can’t give it up completely.
I have lots of allergies – O dear, I’m suffering right now with hayfever!! Again, had none as a child but as I’ve got older…? Anyway, hope to hear more about your work in the future. God bless.
I’m pleased you liked my sharing Deborah, I’m very much a people person and sharing with others gives me great Joy, my Pastors have told me I’m an Evangelist at heart, but I just Love people all types and the best thing I can share with them is God’s Truth but I don’t fill my mind with rubbish if that’s what their sharing, God tells us not to but some are searching and respectful.
You may not have waited long enough Deborah for the Power point to Download but you also need the program it was created in, or the free viewer, I have added it on to the Post if needed but just wait and see, you may not need it.
Christian Love – Anne