Dietary Consumption

Nathan came home from elementary school and told his mom, “We have to be careful.” Bewildered by the explicit statement, yet inquisitive, Nathan’s mom asked, “Son, what is concerning you?”

Nathan said his health and science teacher told the class, “You are what you eat.” Nathan continued, “Mom, we will start looking like fruit loops, pizza, fish, mac and cheese, broccoli and Oreos.”

Mom smiled and, with a grin on her face, asked Nathan, “Would you like some nuts?”

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
─ I Peter 2:2 ESV

The phrase, “You are what you eat,” was brought into the English language as a consciences method for individuals to be mindful of healthy eating. Scientists and doctors have researched and discovered that when consuming a healthy balanced diet of good nutritional items, individuals are more likely to prevent illnesses and be healthier.

All Scripture is used for a believer’s benefit, especially for training, correction and guidance (2 Tim 3:16).

The same is true when consuming God’s Word. Daily time spent reading the Bible, meditating on Scripture and praying allows individuals to stay focused and grow in their spiritual development. When you align with God’s Word, you become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, protection and strength.

As you become more attentive to the Spirit, He helps you renew your mind, prepare for battle and stay spiritually healthy. The world is filled with distractions, but your consistent engagement with Scripture will keep you spiritually and mentally healthy.

Being mindful of your dietary consumption of healthy food is great for your physical body. Your consumption (reading, meditating and praying) of God’s Word is even more important. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and you have permission and freedom to feed your spiritual body well.

Today’s One Thing

Meditate on I Corinthians 6:19-20 and ask the Lord what changes, if any, are needed in your dietary food consumption as well as your daily spiritual consumption and development. Listen carefully and be obedient.

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