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Why Spend Money on Food That Will Make You Sick?
The Wisdom in Knowing the Difference
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:2 says that Satan tried to tempt Jesus throughout His forty days in the wilderness Satan knew that Jesus had gone without food for forty days. Obviously, Satan knew that Jesus was very hungry and tired.
While it's certainly possible to find cheap junk food, much of it is actually quite expensive. I'm often surprised at the prices people are willing to pay for a $3.00 bags of chips, crackers, and sweets that offer nothing good for your body, JUST "JUNK". Soft drinks like soda, juice drinks, and any beverage containing carbohydrates are JUST "JUNK too, not to mention an absolute health disaster.
Do you want to know why? I mean, is this important to you or not? Mainly because clean water is the MOST important nutrient for your body. Your body is made up of 80% water and we consume 10x more water (liquid) throughout the day then solid food. I made up my mind years ago, If it has carbohydrates in it, then I just don't buy it. Period!
Here's a super-easy option. So, I recommend not bringing any bottled beverages in your home, except water, milk, and vegetable juice. Just make your own lemonade or limeade, ice tea, ect.. Start by slicing some nice wedges of fresh lemon, lime, and you can even add a pretty berry or two. When I get up in the morning I always cut up a fresh lemon put a few slices in a sandwich bag. You can stick a few in your cooler, or make a large bottle of it at home every other day. Use stevia or swerve for a nice REFRESHING drink. This is your 1ST and most important step for turning the wheel from sickness to health!
When is comes to taking care of what God has provided, we need to think more about these pricey processed foods. Truth is, they will eat up a large portion of your grocery budget and in reality, we WASTE our money.
So, do we really want to keep throwing our money away on food that will actually causes disease in the long-term? On a good note, once you decide to stop wasting your money and health on these foods you will have more money to spend on the healthy stuff. I would much rather buy 3-4 packages of fresh berries than buy a couple bags of chips for 10 bucks.
Let’s think about the food giants a minute. Did you know they are masters at being persuasive and getting us addicted to the taste, the scent and textures of junk food using just the right ingredients to get us HOOKED on fake food? We all are hooked are certain processed foods be it salty-crunchy or sweet aromatic desserts. If we take a SERIOUS look at who's behind these tasty sensations, then we will see clearly see how Satan wants to steal our joy and our health. After all I never heard of a happy sick person did you?
You heard me right, it is another way the Devil is tricking us to get us to give in, time and time again. Just look at the people around you and how sad, really sad it is to suffer. The fact is, that manufacturers are making huge profits as they are able to keep pulling the wool over our eyes. They are very convincing that these products are "foods" worthy of buying. This is the lie of the devil who is out to tempt you and I so he can STEAL, KILL and DESTROY our life. In John 10:10 we read: The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.
And so, In the Battlefield of the Mind book, Joyce Meyers reminds us: 2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.
A stronghold is an area in which we are held in bondage—any part of our lives in which Satan imprisons us, and he knows he can make us, SICK, WEAK, and TIRED using junk food. He does this by causing us to think a certain way about the foods we love, in a way that is based on lies we have been told. As long as we believe things like, “well BAD CARBS are NOT really that bad, especially if I only eat a little bit”. Truth is we will remain imprisoned by those strongholds as we will SLOWLY sink by letting our health go down the drain. If fact, this is a good example of how we demonstrate how our mind, mouth, mood and attitude are all connected, and the trouble it can get us into.
I can look back time and time again beginning when I was just a kid and I lost out and athletic abilities because of my weight. I had a hard time to walk and because of my limitations I was literally a “prisoner of my own body”. So let’s get this straight. It’s not just about our weight, it’s about and endless list of diseases that are associated with eating junk food and/or not controlling the proper portions.
To enjoy life to the full, we need our health so we can be free from sickness. FREEDOM, real freedom, comes from seeking the truth in ALL things and we must learn to use God’s mighty weapons to get Satan to flee and i can assure you the desires will slowly diminish. We read in Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Now you may be thinking or feeling a sense of panic at the thought of letting go of your comfort food, but know there are tons of healthy options you just have not had a chance to explore yet. Truth is, when you decide to rise up against the enemy and make up your mind to end the WASTE, you will experience the SHIFT of enjoying VALUABLE & TASTY foods you never thought possible.
Let’s think of how Jesus was tempted a minute. After 40 days and 40 nights of going without eating, Jesus was so-so hungry. The tempter came to Him. He said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
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After reading this message what difference does it make to you?
What difference do you think it make to God to let go of such habits?
Do you REALLY think God can make these desires slip away if we keep asking him?
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