My body needs balance.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my diet. How it affects my health. How it affects my well being, my personality, my family.
I’m ready to be healthy.
So, I’m thinking about going raw. Not necessarily entirely, but I need to add more fruits and veggies to my diet.
And, not the jellied-donut variety.
I’ve been watching videos and checking out websites, and I have a few questions.
- How do you eat when you go over to someone’s house? Do you only visit others who eat raw?
- What do you eat for holiday meals?
- Do you ever get tired of eating salads?
Okay. Maybe these are petty questions. Maybe if I chose this lifestyle I would throw hospitality to the wind and require certain food choices for me to come visit. But, I just can’t.
Now, I don’t want to knock and AM NOT knocking those who chose this food lifestyle. It is wonderful, but for me I can’t do it 100%.
Believe me. I tried.
But, God brought to me the following reasons why I can’t go all the way with this. So here they are…
1. When I’m working for Jesus, I have to be able to eat whatever is put in front of me.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you…
I like Thanksgiving dinner. LOL I know. I’m a nerd.
2. Grace allows that all things are clean to eat.
10 And he (Peter) became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:12 Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
In Genesis 1, God’s plan was for all of us to be vegan. Even the animals were to eat only plants and fruits.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
And, then that fall happened, and meat eating was born.
Then, in Leviticus, God gave us further culinary rules, which I heard constitute a very healthful diet.
And, then grace happened. That grace that only comes with Jesus, and now we can eat EVERYTHING.
Maybe we were better off with the law? We had rules to live by. I have come to the realization that we all have rules for a reason — because we need them.
Anyway. I’ve decided to return to a more plant and fruit-based diet. And, I love it. I don’t eat salads all day, but you may now refer to me as the smoothie queen.
Why am I so excited about this?
- I already have more energy.
- I gave up caffeine completely within a day and a half!!!!! AMAZING!!!!
So, now for breakfast it’s a smoothie with veggies and fruits. YUM!! I can’t wait to see what else happens. I already feel so much better. I can get outside and work on our garden. I feel energized and alive and clean.
Isn’t that how God wanted us to be in the first place?
BE BLESSED!!!! *Yelling over the whirring of my blender*
~Bohemian Christian Chelle