“But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.” (Romans 8:9a)
Would you trust a pastor who only consulted outside sources for Biblical Truth? What if his sermons professed “truth” using his horoscope, a crystal ball, Nostradamus or the New York Times? What if he counseled you in his office using People magazine? Would you trust and follow what he preached? Basically he’s feeding you cornflakes; food with little fiber or substance.
Traveling extensively, my husband and I have sat in many a church pew and heard powerful sermons. However, we have also seen ministers never open the Bible or reference a bit of Scripture. One sermon consisted of the man’s entire vacation, yippie, how motivating. Our young people are floundering, thirsting for clear Biblical direction and they don’t hear Truth from the pulpit! Where do they go for Spiritual Truth? Usually they give up, discouraged; believing the Bible is simply not relevant to their lifestyle.
Therefore I trust you’ll understand my frustration when I hear Christians announce triumphantly each January that they are trying the Atkins, Paleo, carb-free, fat-free, grapefruit or some other gimmicky diet plan before they ask me, a Christian nutritional counselor, for direction.
I can’t tell you how many times, I’ve heard, “I don’t understand why I can’t stay on a diet?!” as they flit from one flawed diet plan to another. (There’s a reason for that!) Desperate people spend hundreds of dollars on special boxed-foods, caloric formulas, videos and even bariatric surgery before they ask me for advice. (My average patient attempted six different plans before they came into my office.) I’ve counseled all types in my twenty-plus years as a healthcare practitioner. One truth I’ve always stressed: it begins from the inside out! Get to the heart of the “why” challenge and improvement begins.
New Creations Ministries is just that; my ministry. I’m happy to help anyone who has questions for free, but sadly, I am not omnipresent. So using clearly defined illustrations and applications, I created a practical, motivational guide urging all who desire true health to become their most vibrant self . . . and it’s less expensive than a doctor’s visit!
“Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese . . .” addresses nutritional and life situations we all encounter. Using Biblical principles you’ll finally understand the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of living a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. Health is more important than weight loss.
Our Heavenly Father doesn’t want his children to suffer any more than we want our own to suffer. Why survive on lettuce leaves and starve? Eat how God instructed: for nutrients, not for grams and caloric formulas. And learn what that means to you in dog years!!!
Please don’t settle for second best, presenting that self to God. (remember Cain?) You’re better than that! God wants us to enjoy His Bounty (1 Corinthians 10:23) but not make food our personal Asherah pole. Honor God. As a Christian, the Holy Spirit resides in us. God commands: “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16) We wouldn’t throw trash on the floor of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem so why do we trash our bodily temple?
“Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese . . .” (Nutritional and Life Lessons God Teaches Us) contains a study guide and is available through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, (or Google it.) It’s also printed in different languages. A 234 page book is $14.95, an e-book only $7 . . . or try http://outskirtspress.com/lifestooshorttoeatbadcheese.
I’m praying you’ll experience your best self and a healthier New Year! Blessings,