Saturday, August 30, 2014

Does God Bless Junk Food?

A woman I was with recently believes that as long as we ask God to bless our food, He will bless it. We shouldn't worry about what we eat but just make sure we pray over it. I challenged her on this belief and asked her if someone chooses to eat french fries, pizza, and coke at every meal and asks God to bless it, will the food not affect him negatively? She didn't know how to respond to this.

God gave us common sense. He created food for us to eat. We should all know that the food God created for us to eat is the best food to nourish our bodies. How can man possibly make something better for us than God? He can't. God created us and knows what is best for us.

If you believe you can eat anything you want and it won't affect your health, you are testing God and He doesn't like this. Up until 100 years ago, no one had the choice between God's food and junk food. Everyone ate from their own gardens and farms or other's gardens and farms. There was no toxic fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, or steroids. The air and the water weren't contaminated. Once sanitation became implemented, many of the diseases cleared up. Now, we are experiencing the diseases of a rich nation {cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.} who caters to taste buds instead of healthy bodies.

It is well known that food created the way God created it is healthier for us. Even the Cancer Society recommends numerous portions of fruits and vegetables a day. There are many articles being published today about the value of eating food in its natural state.

I believe the bottom line is discipline. We are a nation of undisciplined people who would rather eat what we want, when we want, instead of showing self-control and eating what we know is good for us. Eating healthy is a lot of work. You must shop more, chop more, and cook more. You must read labels {although I think it is best not to buy food in a can or box} and know what is in your food. It is a lot easier and convenient to just buy pre-made everything and zap it in the microwave or go out to dinner and let others prepare your food with who-knows-what. I love what Michael Pearl wrote in his latest magazine, "When scientists perform genetic modification on our seeds, they are assuming they are wiser than God"{Revelation 11:18}.

God gave us wisdom. He gave us food. He even gave us common sense. We need to use these in all of our decisions in how we live our lives. No, it shouldn't become an idol as many accuse those of us who care about what goes into our bodies, although most of them idolize their junk food! Eat as healthy as you can and then leave the rest up to the Lord. We do live in a very toxic world so we have little control . The only thing we really can control at all is what goes in our mouth.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, 
or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:31

Food Babe is someone I would recommend you reading!