Monday, May 9, 2011

How's Your Diet?

Isaiah 1:19

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

How's Your Diet?

It's coming close to the middle of the year. Do you believe that? We are almost halfway through 2011. It seems like we just finished Christmas and we're already well past Easter. Where is the time going?

By this time of the year, most of us have broken our New Year's Resolutions. We're not jogging anymore. We've given up giving up sweets. We've packed away those wishes to be fit and eat better until next New Year's Eve.

This is the time of year when most gyms are pretty empty. Only the dedicated are in there sweating it out in May and June. The 'newbies' of February are long gone. You can tell this because every Golds and Ballys is offering a deal right now for you to join. Because, you know....they're empty.

So, like the gym, I want to hit you with a marketing plan. How's your diet? I don't care so much about your carbs and cholesterol. I'm more concerned with your spiritual diet. How's that?

Dear ones, I encourage you to take a look at your prayer life, your study life, the parts of your life in Christ that bring very little recognition from men, but matter most to God. See, most folks only care about what you have for dinner when you go out. No one ever asks what you had for breakfast or lunch unless you're planning on sharing it with them. But, like all good parents, God cares.

He wants to make sure you go through your day with good food, not once, not twice, but all through your day. But, He can only provide the food. You have to take it in. You have to choose spiritual 'meat' over worldly 'junk'. He can't make you put down the remote. He can't turn off the game or shut the pages of the novel. You have to choose.

Not only do you have to choose to take in, you have to choose to be open. You have to choose to make yourself available to the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit. It's just like that gym membership. You can't just show up and get fit. You have to choose to work out (regularly and hard) to see the positive results you want.

Don't settle for good things for your body only. Choose to give your spirit-self the same attention, good nutrition and work out you would for your body. You don't have to wait until New Year's Eve to do it. It's ok if you started and stopped. Start again. It's just as fantastic when you start May 9th as it would be if you start January 1. Besides, today is all you've got for certain. Redeem the time.

Isaiah 1:18-20
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Romans 12:1-2

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Here's to your best you. Eat right, exercise and rest. Do it for your physical body too.
Evg. Stephanie Robinson

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Fellowship Church
Where Passions Become Reality
Because you are a CHOSEN GENERATION!
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