So what’s in your bowl or cup or on your plate this morning? How about what’s packed for lunch? Any plans for dinner? Do you snack in between? And if you do, what do you snack on?
Food is important isn’t it? Well heck, we need it to survive! Are you careful about what kind of food you intake? Are there restrictions or limits you set for yourself or your family? I can tell you, I can be pretty strict about the foods that come into this house (and the beverages).
Ok friends, how about this, What are you feeding your mind and your spirit? Just as solid food is life to our body so is what we choose to “feed” our mind and spirit. What’s your spirit “eating” these days? Is it good? Is it fulfilling? Does it make you feel super charged and motivated and good about yourself? Are you being “fed” by others or wordly views on things and is it gobbled up just because it’s being “fed”to you?
My point here is this; I have lived my life for many years “eating” up all kids of “processed” “genetically modified” “twisted” “mixed up” “confusing” recipes of “foods” that did not serve me well. It was not until I took control of what I chose to listen to, read, watch and engage in that served me as a whole person and began to change my thoughts and how I saw myself that my life began. Not only did my life begin but I began to live a more helathier lifestyle with respect towards myself and others. You see, we wrestle with the “foods” of this world that leads us to have “clogged” arteries and a cold heart towards ourselves and others. The “foods” of this world, in my opinion, are about selfishness and instant gratification for one’s self and a constant competition with our fellows. And who says what one person thinks of us is right? Where are our standards of our selves? Does it lie in others? Does it lie in competition with the wordly “recipies”? Well friends in my experience that depends on what you’re “eating” mentally and spiritually.
Today I urge you, check the “labels”, check the “sources” and friends, if what you’re “eating” isn’t uplifting you or helping you to grow into what God has called you to be, then maybe it’s time for a diet change. Maybe it’s time to set your own standards for yourself. Start “feeding” on the good stuff. We need to take a proactive stand and choose, choose goodness, choose edification, choose to see ourselves as the amazing children of God that we are. I will tell you from experience, until we change what comes in, there won’t be much change coming out.
Choose better, choose to be more. Today is a new day to eat well!
Bon apetit! (is that how you spellthat? LOL) ;)