"A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass." (Proverbs 19:12)
His sack was full of apples, bananas, cherries, and pears.
They looked so delectable that my glance turned to stares.
I couldn't wait; it was a bear! I needed something solid and healthy-and around here-that was rare!
I told myself "Hold on, your time will come!
At lunch break, I'll just run and go get me one! Nevertheless, I heard him over there smacking his lips.
I wanted a fruit and vegetable break, too--What's this?!
So, I asked him where he got the idea to bring in his own fresh fruit mix?
He said, "I know that eating raw snacks throughout the course of a day is a 'Hunger-reducing trick! It works! It pays!
I threw my hands up in excitement to shout, "Hooray"!
He kept talking with glee. He was about to educate me.
"Oh, yeah, honey! I just put my hand in my bag. I don't have to leave my desk for a snack-now, I'm not trying to brag!"
"This way I don't starve myself by putting a big meal on my stomach pad!"
I changed up my habits a few years back-grabbed it by its roots!
Determined to eat small amounts by 'grazing' my way through my morning route.
By the time lunch came, I had enough in my system to sustain.
Therefore a nice salad at lunch with a small ounce of chicken, fish or tuna meat was a treat!
Drinking some water kept me loose, or I'd have 100% juice as a boost!
Normally, this schedule was a thrill and pretty cute!
It gave me time for some bible reading or a quick 10 minute walk to boot!"
You know it's the truth!
Dear Pastor Glovioell,
I took authority! My mouth was getting me in trouble-eating things I did not even like!
I was acting like some cow. Chewing chewing chewing. Up to get some candy bar, up to get some cheetos, up to get a soda. It seemed like I could not concentrate or sit down!
I was restless and weary. Kinda cranky too. I prayed and prayed about it and beat my body into surrender. I would not be controlled by what my mind and emotions thought I had to have in my mouth.
Yes! You were right-eating fresh fruit and vegetables made me disciplined. I told my body what it could and could not eat. It was a 'terrible fight!'
Followed your advice
Dear Followed Your Advice,
To God be ALL the Glory! It is His wisdom that is phenomenal! I'm so proud of you for sticking it through!
You are glorifying God in your body as 'health, holiness & wholeness' you pursue!
God gives us all of this! It's his creation that he toots!
He desires that our beautiful, Spirit-filled bodies feast off of a vast array of vegetables and fruit!
"He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers." (Proverbs 19:8)