“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. Do not have other gods besides Me.” Exodus 20:2-3 (HCSB)
I’ve never been a big vegetable person. Give me meat, potatoes, something salty, and a piece of chocolate and I’m a happy gal. In fact my husband jokingly has called me, “Junk food Jodie.” Ouch.
A few months ago God started pricking my conscience about the need to exercise and the foods I eat. In other words what I put into my temple and how I treat this housing of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 says, “Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.”
I started walking regularly. In fact, I’m walking at least 45 minutes, six days a week, and 35 minutes on Sunday. It’s pleasurable for me, since that is my time to get away from everything and focus on God.
But food has been another matter. I knew it would take something drastic to get me to change my poor eating habits. So I started on The Hormone Reset Diet by Dr. Sara Gottfried. It’s a 21-day reset of the way you eat and what you eat. While I’m only on day nine, I’ve already noticed changes in my body. Losing a few pounds has been beneficial as well.
Through the process God has been showing me the importance of having no other god before Him alone. I can honestly say that food had become a god of sorts. I’m working at breaking that bond and move into the freedom I have in Christ.
Do you have something that keeps you in bondage? How can I be praying for you?
Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.