My hubby and I have decided to be more intentional about eating healthy. No more take out. Say goodbye to pulled pork with baked beans. We will turn away from the gallons of cookies and cream and reject the Hershey bars. French fries will be a thing of the past. At the grocery store, my feet followed a firm path toward the produce section where I purchased a cart full of fresh fruit and veggies. Hurray to spinach and blueberries!
My energy level revs up when I make healthy food choices. My step is lighter, and my achy old body seems to gain a new lease on life. The old saying “Garbage in; Garbage out” comes to mind — junky food produces a “junky me.”
Spiritually, the same principle holds true. What am I feeding my soul and spirit? Am I making choices that fill me up with healthy food? The Apostle Peter addressed the need to make healthy choices in his epistle to the churches:
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness,
through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence,
by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises,
so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,
and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control,
and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing,
they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful
in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Peter 1:3-8, ESV
A healthy spiritual diet increases my effectiveness and helps me to be more fruitilicious. So, this week, I will cut back on the TV watching and spend less time surfing on the internet. I will say goodbye to fleshy “junk food” and fill up on God’s Word, uplifting worship music, and spiritual sustenance.
Q4U: How do you foster a healthy spiritual diet?