Black Health Matters: Your Days Are Numbered

Procrastination is a disease that seems to plague us all, but the difference between waiting to clean your garage and failing to get healthy and fit is a matter of life and death. For inspiration and motivation to not only start but to also maintain a diet and exercise plan, read today’s article!

One of the worst deceptions of the enemy is the lie that people have time to get right with God before they die, so “live it up” in sin while you can.  I clearly recall that evil thought reverberating in my mind repeatedly as a child before being saved and for a time afterwards because I did not want to give up some of my favorite sins. But God is very honest with us about our chances of living to see another day. Proverbs 27:1 warns us not to “boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Likewise, the Bible declares that a man’s days are few and full of trouble (Job 14:1). Consequently, the Bible cautions that man should learn to number his days in order to gain wisdom (Psalm 90:12).

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 1:7). Learning to number your days brings about the realization that God’s Word is true! You will not be here long, and you do not know how much time you have. When you factor in your unhealthy eating habits, you also come to realize that your sin will result in even shorter days on the earth as death typically pays the wages of the sins of gluttony and failing to eat and drink for the glory of God, which results in eating disorders, sooner rather than later (Romans 6:23). This realization breeds a sense of urgency within you.

In other words, you come to understand that your choice not only to accept Christ as your Savior, but also to obey His commands, including the commands to honor God with your body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and to eat and drink for His glory (1 Corinthians 10:31), are directly related to both your physical life in this world and your spiritual life in the next.  While tomorrow still is not promised, God does promise that those who set their love, meaning their devotion and worship, on Him will be delivered from trouble, set on high, receive answers to their prayers, be honored, and given long life (Psalm 91:14-16). Therefore, I warn you to consider your ways, including your unhealthy lifestyle, and learn to number your days.

If you realize that your sinful and unhealthy eating habits will shorten your days and you are ready to repent and honor God with your body by learning to eat and drink for His glory, register today for the Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries Health and Fitness Master Class, featuring Dr. Tara Cannon, author of Health and Wellness for the Believer, Elsa Oliver, Christian nutritionist, and First Lady of Fitness, Debra Jones! The classes are free! There are no registration fees or membership fees! Participants are only responsible for the cost of the class materials. Classes begin online only on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. CST! Space is limited. Sign up now at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org

If you are unable to take the course, purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ. Follow us daily on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for recipes, diet, and exercise tips. Tune in to our syndicated radio show on the DFW Den Radio Station, the StudioW Buzz Radio Station, and Victory KVDW 100.9 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1530 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas for interviews and health and fitness trends. Lastly, make your tax-deductible donation to Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!

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