Godly Wisdom Wins Every Time!

In Mathew 8:5-13 we learn of a Centurion who walked twenty miles along treacherous roads. Coming before Jesus, he asked him to heal his physically ill servant. Do you think the centurion consulted with  every physician, faith healer and specialist in Capernaum before he searched for the famous miracle worker whom he had heard turned water into wine? Possibly.  He was a product of his culture and the common practice of his era.

When we become desperate for a solution to our weight or health problem we might also; but only after attempting 28 possible solutions first, right? For aren’t we a product of our culture today? Instead of falling on our knees and asking Jesus first for guidance with any challenging situation, we seem to have a very common mind-set heard today, “Well, when all else fails, pray!”

I know, I know, twenty-twenty hindsight is perfect isn’t it? You might shake your head in disbelief but historically man hasn’t changed in over 2,000 years has he?

Let me give you an example of what I encountered as a nutritional counselor.

Working with doctors, I met with patients who had attempted countless popular diet plans. It seemed they tried every type of diet except what God set down in the Garden of Eden. Paleo, Atkins, Rice Diet, Protein shakes, weight loss pills . . . even a cookie diet! (Cookies, really???)

These upset the patient’s physiological well-being, creating a chemical imbalance, contributing to symptoms of diabetes, kidney stones, heart conditions, high cholesterol and countless other ailments. Many had now become obese due to “yo-yo” dieting.

Those patients came to me defeated, miserable, frustrated but hopeful someone knew how to rectify their complicated physical ailments. That’s true, someone wiser than me did and that’s our Heavenly Designer, God.

Have you seen all the diet plans out there? Most are unbalanced at best, dangerous at worst. God gave us the perfect diet: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and herbs. (Genesis 1:29) All fibrous foods. Then after the Flood He advised us to eat meat if we desired and we would remain healthier.

Restrictive and other crazy diets don’t work! Taking away nutrients only makes us weak in other physiological areas. A diet of only fruit doesn’t allow us to absorb 50 other necessary nutrients. Starvation only slows our metabolism if it doesn’t stop it completely.

Anything in moderation, God declared. (1 Corinthians 10:23) But nope – that’s not good enough for us. There must be something new and improved, right? Surely in 2,000 years a new diet has been discovered that is better than God’s plan!

God gave us a brain, let’s use it! Base our daily diet on what and how God wanted us to eat originally. Do you really think God created bananas, avocados, potatoes, sugar and then cried out, “whoops!!!”  No, that was man’s doing. A wise person takes care of his/her “earthly tent.”

“Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.”  (James 1:5) HCSB

The more science discovers about our bodies, the more intricate we can see the Hand of God involved in it. To me, science actually proves the existence of God, (like He needs proving in the first place.) Do you really believe that the complicated, intricate, bacterial flagella simply evolved out of thin air or crystals rather than by Godly Design? It takes more faith to believe that, then it does that God created the heavens and the earth. But I’m not going to argue with you because Truth wins every time. Now or eternally.

 

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4 thoughts on “Godly Wisdom Wins Every Time!

  1. I love this! It is so inspiring and full of so much Truth. It’s so nice to see someone ministering to God’s people outside of the church. A lot of times, people think only the leaders of a church can serve God, and don’t realize God has given each person a gift and calling that only they can fulfill. Thank you for your obedience to God! You are indeed a good and faithful servant! What a great role model I have gained today!

    Peace be with you,

    Abigail

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    • Oh Abigail, thank you. (and right back ‘atcha by the way, 🙂 )

      Your encouraging comment touched my heart. You are so right about those who sit in the pews and fail to comprehend that we ALL must answer to our Lord for what He has given us, bodily, monetarily, spiritually, etc. and how we spent it on Earth with the time allocated to us.

      Everywhere I turn I see a correlation among our mental, physical and Spiritual connection to holy living. (1 Peter 1:16) Just when I am thinking of taking a Sabbatical (after five years of never missing a weekly post) a lovely encouraging comment like yours keeps me going, ❤ thank you dear friend – I sure look forward to getting to know you better! Blessings back,

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  2. Amen! I agree with this 100%! While no one would ever say I had a “weight” problem, I alone knew of my own struggle to keep my earthly tent under control. It looked to everyone that I “ate” right – because I said it did – and in front of the world I did. But I had my own cravings, times of crash dieting, starving, over exercising, and then finally, with my husband’s heart disease diagnosis, I came to control my appetite. We now just eat what’s in the Garden and lean meats – all meats in fact. And everything in moderation! Finally, I no longer have cravings!

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