Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's a girl to do?

Our world offers so much supposed wisdom. One of the areas of great fluctuation I have seen in my own lifetime is our world's wisdom regarding food--what to eat and what not to eat. Have you noticed this? One year we are told to eat things that have no fat, then no sugar, then no eggs, then yes to eggs, then only grapefruit or only bananas, then no carbs, then only organic. What is a sane person to do?

The truth? Go back to the One who created our bodies. He should know what works best. Right?!

My church is going through a series on the Proverbs--focusing upon wisdom. Wisdom comes from the Lord. He is the all-knowing One. In fact Proverbs 1:7 says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline." The word "fear" does not mean we coward away, afraid of what He will do. It means reverence. So, wisdom begins as we bow before our holy God, declaring Him King. That is where a right perspective begins.

Once we have set the proper foundation in our hearts and minds, then we go to the Source of wisdom for direction in our day to day life--even for direction in the foods we should eat. James says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5) Our faithful Father delights when we seek after Him, desiring to walk our days with understanding.

Now back to food. I am not the most wise in this area by any means. I have some great friends who are much more knowledgeable in the area of healthy eating. But I am learning. And I have been intrigued by the wisdom of a man who has a show on the Christian Television station. His name is Dr. Don VerHulst.

This past Saturday he shared how God designed our bodies to be optimal in an alkaline condition rather than acidic. He looked at God's own eating stipulations found in the Old Testament to back up his understanding. He then challenged that our bodies have the best chance of being disease free (or fighting disease) if we would eat a 50% raw diet. He calls fruits and veggies live foods or God foods, and these foods alkaline the body. God created them for a purpose--imagine that! Our world of processed treats has sadly aided in the many diseases we see permeating our culture.

OK, I will get off my most recent soapbox.

Proverbs 3:2 should encourage us in faithful walking, "For length of days and long life and peace (wisdom) will add to you." Let us not chase after the passing fancy of the day, rather I pray that we would be a people who seek after wisdom from the Lord. "Treasure" it, "incline your ear" to it, "apply your heart" to it, "cry out" for it, and "search for (it) as for hidden treasure." (Proverbs 2:1-4) Then ask Him for strength to live in it. He is good, my friend.


Oh and here is the link for Dr. Don's website where you can find articles and products that he has developed: http://www.drdonmd.com

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