Friday, January 9, 2009

Weight Control (Part 2)


Today's food groups include one of my very favorites...BREAD! Yum! I think I could live on bread! And, ya know, maybe I have been and that's what has put on so many pounds! ha
So, let's get right back into what kinds of food we need....physically AND spiritually!

B. BREAD:

(1) The most important way bread is used in a spiritual light is found in John 6:33……”For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.” Unless we have trusted in the life-giving power of this BREAD, we will surely die.

(2) “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4:4) We need to read a portion of God’s Word every day.

C. FRUIT:

(1) “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” (John 4:35-36) “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30) Witnessing to people about the Lord is a very good way to stay in shape spiritually.

(2) “Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:31) As Christians, we should not be lazy but instead we should have a reputation as hard workers.

(3) If we let the Holy Spirit have full control over our lives, God promises to give us this fruit found in Galatians 5:22-23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

D. VEGETABLES:

(1) “We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the garlick; but now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.” (Numbers 11:5-6) It is all right to remember where we were when God found us, but it is not good to get in a back slid condition and wish we were back in our sin. We should try to have a continual “attitude of gratitude” to God for all the things he has done for us.

(2) “And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.” (Genesis 42:4) As Christians, we need to be so well prepared spiritually that when other people experience times of spiritual famine, they can come to us for help and encouragement.

I will be back with the final installment tomorrow.

God bless you!

Marilyn

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Marilyn,

This year I am going to concentrate on my spiritual thirst and hunger instead on of the physical.

Cindy

Leah said...

I am very behind on reading blogs. These are great thoughts!! Looking forward to part 3.

Leah