“Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “Listen,” he said, “and try to understand. It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.” Matthew 15:8-11
“Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8
There is so much concern about the food we eat today. The foods we put into our bodies has become an obsession. Ways man has modified foods for their profit and for the convenience of the consumer has certainly effected our health. While I agree we need to eat healthy, I believe we have put our focus on the wrong things and bought into the lies of the enemy.
I wonder if we would spend the same amount of thought and consideration about the thoughts we allow into our minds and the words that come out of our mouths as we do about the foods we put into our bodies would we be a lot healthier?
Could it be that the fears we have concerning foods are actually having a greater affect on us than the foods themselves?
Are fears more deadly than toxins?
I have read that allergies aren’t about the external substances, but are about the immune system overreacting. If our immune systems are functioning properly we won’t have any negative reactions to the substances of the external.
While there are a lot of toxins and chemicals all around us and in our foods, it is how our immune system responds to these that affects our health.
But not only do we live in a world filled with toxins and chemicals, we live in a world of stress and fears.
Fearful thoughts and the words spoken from them produce stress within our bodies that bring compromise to every system within our bodies.
I believe stress and fear do greater damage to our bodies than the toxins around us.
I wonder if we put less obsession on the foods we eat and if we put more focus on those thoughts and fears that keep our bodies in stress would we actually find ourselves healthier, and at peace?
What if we fight off fears and stress as much as we fight off toxins?
“We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:4-9
God just impressed the truth of these verses once again as I was worshipping this morning. I was feeling down, not really depressed, but I find this time of year seems to affect me. The Lord showed me how intricately we are formed…the spiritual, physical, and emotional…they are so connected and affected by each other. I believe it is the spiritual that needs to be the highest priority, for when that part is thriving, the other two will thrive as well. Health and well-being flow from a healthy spiritual life. So, today, I choose to put my spiritual life at the top of my list and will worship and will praise…and I will “think on these things…”
A random thought…I realized the other day that the only difference between these two words is one letter…
The C and the T
I pondered this and considered…
C = Curse
T = The Cross
Perhaps meditating on the love of the T (cross) will destroy the curse that required medication.