Do Not DestroyJan 16, 2024
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Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Romans 14:20
The temple of your body is not disposable; it's a divine masterpiece. Handle with care.
As a Christian weight loss coach and a certified neurocoach, I have personally experienced the transformative impact of aligning my eating habits with the teachings in the Bible. I found food freedom by embracing the wisdom of scripture.
Romans 14:20 tells us to not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.
What are the works of God? What are the works of God that are affected by food?
Here is the list that I came up with:
Me & You - We are the works of God.
Psalm 139 - God Made us fearfully and wonderfully complex. Read the whole chapter, which talks about how God made you and Pursues you, and you can see how much He loves you.
Our Minds are the works of God.
Jesus took a crown of thorns so we could have the mind of Christ. God crowns us with love and compassion, we get to put on the helmet of salvation, and we are transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Our Soul is a work of God.
Psalm 103 says, "Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me bless the Lord. God made us with so many amazing emotions.
Our Bodies are a work of God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
Our Activities are a work of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Our Calling is a work of God.
1 Timothy 1:9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
Declare this over yourself:
I will not allow these works to be destroyed. I will do the good work to fight for my health.
If you feel you have been destroying the works of God over food and you need some help in this area, you can click here to schedule a 15-minute call with me, and let's discuss what it would take to find food freedom.
Here are some journal prompts to help you think about and apply this scripture:
- How does the verse from Romans 14:20, "Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food," resonate with you personally? Have you ever considered the impact of your food choices on your spiritual and physical well-being?
- There are various aspects of life that are considered the works of God, such as our bodies, emotions, and calling. How do you believe your food choices affect these aspects of your life?
- In what ways do you think emotional eating can hinder our spiritual and emotional growth? Have you experienced this in your own life?
- Learning to eat in a way that aligns with God's principles brings freedom and eliminates condemnation. How do you interpret this concept? What does food freedom mean to you in the context of your faith and health?
- How does the scriptural reference to "our bodies being temples of the living God" resonate with you in relation to your approach to nutrition and health?