Vegetables?

“… take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside…” Ephesians 4:24

While away for three months I gained a few pounds, which I refer to as “baby fat”–from babying myself too much and enjoying whatever I wanted to eat. I don’t know how much I gained because I refuse to get on a scale until my clothes begin to fit looser.

I pulled out a book titled Daniel’s Diet, which is said not be a diet book, such as the Atkins Diet which I’ve used before to quickly shed ten pounds. Daniel’s diet is based on scripture from Daniel, Chapter 1. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon sought healthy, handsome, intelligent, and well-educated young men for leadership positions for the government. He ordered them to eat from the same menu as the royal table—the best food and finest wine for three years until their training was completed.

However, Daniel, and three other chosen young men, had a better idea: “Try us out for ten days on a simple diet of vegetables and water. Then compare us with the young men who eat from the royal menu. Make your decision on the basis of what you see.” The vegetable diet made the men more robust than the others who ate from the royal menu.

Fortunately, I love vegetables. Last night I had mashed cauliflower with butter—almost tasted like potatoes!

Lord, help us take care of our bodies in which you reside, also. 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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