“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness above all else, and He will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:31-33 (NLT)
“What should I eat?” A question I hear over & over again — from friends, clients, coworkers, family members, etc. Our culture has us obsessed with food. Even health-conscious people are obsessed with food. Sometimes especially health-conscious people are obsessed with food. Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, GMO, low-carb, hi-protein, alkaline, acidic and on and on — the number of diets & meal-plans & recommendations are endless! It is overwhelming and obsessive!!!
Should we be conscious of what we put into our bodies? Yes. But we should not be obsessed with it. Should we try to take care of the bodies God has given us and feed them good things? Yes … but we should not be consumed by it. We should be obsessed and consumed with only one thing — God.
For we cannot serve two masters ….
The consumer-packaged food business sometimes makes me laugh. Do we really think that we can make food that is better for us than God did/does!? (This takes us to a discussion about supplements and soil depletion … but let’s table that discussion for now.)
Eat what God made for you. Eat what God has provided for you: food! Real food! Ignore the vast majority of what the culture is telling you about food. You will only become obsessed with it. Instead, be obsessed with God — the living God — and eat what God gives us to eat: real food. Natural, from the earth, from God’s creation food.