The God diet …

“Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself with only the finest.” Isaiah 5:2

FoodWhen I was a kid my mother prepared food from the garden (no pesticides), we ate free-range eggs, chickens, beef, and pork (no added hormones or antibodies), had sodas on the Fourth of July (all we could drink in one day and no high fructose corn syrup), and after school were allowed two cookies (chocolate chip oatmeal or Kringla), not the whole batch. I rarely saw a doctor or missed school, had enough energy to work and play, had no muffin top above my jeans, and didn’t run to the kitchen every half hour looking for a high-carb snack.

I’ve been reading about the “God diet.” Basically, if God didn’t make it, we shouldn’t eat it. Our mothers were right when they said, “Eat your vegetables and fruit.” I’m pleased to see my children going more toward organic products and eating less meat.

The God diet also includes a healthy spiritual diet: Daily meditations, good worship patterns, and reading the Bible. Much of the book Leviticus in the Old Testament refers to how to live and eat. If I interpret chapter 11 literally, I must stop eating rats, all lizards—gecko, monitor lizard, wall lizard, skink, chameleon—and feast on locusts, katydids, crickets, and grasshoppers. Anyone want to come over for lunch today?

Dear Lord, thank you for giving us all we need to live a healthy life. Amen

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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