Christians often quote the Scripture that says to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he won’t depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). However, we don’t always like to acknowledge that you must have self-discipline or self-control, which is a characteristic of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, in order to stay the course of righteousness that you were taught to follow as a child. Nevertheless, the Bible says to draw near to God, and He will draw near to you (James 4:8). It also tells us to, “work out your own salvation” (Philippians 2:12).
As a child, you were probably educated in the fundamentals of Christianity if your parents made Christ the bedrock on which your life is built. Accordingly, you were fed spiritual milk and moved on to Christian baby food. As an adult, you should be feeding yourself solid Christian food by actively seeking God on a daily basis. This is the equivalent of drawing near to Him. It is humbly accepting that without Him, you can do nothing, especially when it comes to walking the path of righteousness.
As you feast on the meat and potatoes of Christianity, the Holy Spirit should claim more territory in your life as you mature, and the sinful nature should be less evident. Believe it or not, learning to eat for God’s glory is evidence of spiritual maturity. It is recognition that God is Lord over every aspect of your life. It is also a part of your daily worship because Jesus said, “He who loves Me obeys My commands” (John 14:21). Love is synonymous with adoration, devotion, reverence, and worship. Consequently, out of a heart which loves and worships your Lord, like Paul, you must continue the godly training that began in your youth by disciplining your body and bringing it under subjection both physically and spiritually (1 Corinthians 9:27) in obedience to Christ when you realize that “your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whose you are. You are not your own. You were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body and your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
If you are ready to mature spiritually by making eating and drinking an act of worship, then 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 Debra Jones, first lady and corporate personal trainer. 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, January 24, 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!