I love puzzles! The Bible is my favorite puzzle book because when you put certain verses together, they flow as if they were written as one passage of Scripture even though the verses were penned years apart, often by different biblical writers. The Scriptures regarding faith are a perfect example. For instance, Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Hebrews 11:6 adds, “But without faith it’s impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” James 2:26 further explains, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
The Bible also clearly teaches us that although we cannot earn salvation, as the Scriptures above indicate, God expects us to show some outward sign of our inward belief. In terms of weight loss and eating disorders, if you believe God is able to set you free from entanglement with the sin of gluttony, from making an idol of your stomach and food, and ultimately, from otherwise failing to eat and drink for His glory in every other way, then act like it. By faith, literally take the first steps to a healthier you by going for a stroll around your building on your lunch break. Taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8) by learning the biblical principles regarding health and fitness, regularly ordering the grilled salmon instead of the fried chicken, and watch your waistline decrease over time as, by faith, you eat for His glory.
Eventually, you will testify that God was the missing piece of your health and fitness puzzle like Hebrews 11:1 is the piece of the biblical puzzle left out above. Just as eating for the glory of God must be the first and most important reason why you adopt a healthier lifestyle, Hebrews 11:1 fits as the first piece to our Scripture puzzle. It teaches us that, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…” However, as you literally begin to exercise your faith in believing God is the health and fitness solution you have been hoping for, over time God will reveal your faith was never misplaced as evidenced by the healthier version of you coming into being little-by-little, day-by-day. If you have accepted that the Lord is the solution to your health and fitness conundrum and you are ready to learn to eat and drink for His glory, then 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, and 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!