Maybe its just that I’m nearing the 60 mark… Maybe its the temperamental hip that likes to shout when I happen to go in a compromised direction… Maybe its an awareness that too many young people around me are being ripped from life at too young an age by the evil ravages of addiction… Perhaps its the children in the supermarket full of the excitement of Christmas whose, “mommy, mommy, mommy” is being ignored or worse yet shouted at with expletives that should not come from a truck drivers mouth, let alone a mommy… Maybe its my own toxic thoughts and thoughtless words to someone I love when the heat of the moment is brought on by the stress of the day… Perhaps its the kidney stones that jab “Good Morning” to me everyday or the knee that screams in pain whenever I try to bend it… or the cholesterol that threatens medication… or perhaps its the added pounds hugging my hips… Maybe its the fact that since I am nearing the 60 mark I have become increasingly aware of the debris that has invaded my life… But this year like no other has come in with one thought on my mind… Perhaps its the still small voice of God encouraging me to clean things up in my own part of the world or its from the Holy Spirit in me who cries out for a clean temple to live in. I think it all started with my desire to know God this year in a deeper more intimate way. To hear Him speak to me more clearly… To love Him with all of my heart and mind and body and soul! To love my neighbor as I love myself… For me to do those things I desire . . . I have to come clean in two thousand and fourteen… and now I have a choice. Will I do it?

Starting with my body. Will I clean out my cupboards and remove the toxic foods that tire me out, steal my God given energy and whisk away the words before I complete a sentence. Will I overcome my addiction to CHOCOLATE everything! Can I give up the sweets filled with white sugar and white flour products? I remember when I was a little girl my mom would make a mixture of flour and water- she called it glue? Hmmm how could it be good to put that in my body?

While it is a problem that I feed non-nutritional food to myself and worse yet to what God tells me is the temple of His Holy Spirit, the real problem lies in the fact that those non-nutrient dense foods are replacing what my body REALLY needs in order to thrive. While I fill myself with food that knowingly has NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE, it takes the place of the much needed nutrients God has given me and placed on this earth for me to ingest! Nuts, seeds, grains and greens! The G-BOMBS Dr Furhman calls them: Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds! Dr. Furhman says this, “Unleash your immune system’s special forces! “G-BOMBS” is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet. These foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease, fighting cancer, and promoting health and longevity.”

My body needs nutritious food and a clean bodily environment free from smoke, drugs, alcohol and toxic foods, in order to function the way God intended! Plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes that contain the antioxidants my body needs to fight off free radicals (damaged cells) that cause all kinds of cancer and a myriad of diseases. Unwanted pounds, headaches, insomnia and yes even hot flashes will be relieved if not gone when I fill my temple with the food God intended! I pray for healing yet how can I really expect an answer when God has already given me one that I ignore daily?

Rather than beef, cheese, milk, hydrogenated oils, sweets and processed foods I need to be feeding my body a nutrient dense diet that is full of raw fruits and vegetables that have not been cooked to death. I need more “live” food in my diet to give my “live” cells what they need to build a healthy immune system and fight off the bad guys! Reverand Malkamus, founder of the Hallelujah diet says, “dead food cannot properly nourish live cells”. I must give my body something to work with if I want to live a long, healthy and happy life free from daily guilt and packed on pounds! I don’t want to just settle for debilitating life in my later years. I want to enjoy my children and keep up with my grandchildren, to travel and live life to the fullest and to be able to do whatever God desires or go wherever He sends.

God said way back when in Genesis 1:29, . . . “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

Yet I open my mouth wide and stuff it with my own version of so called “food” which, when I read the ingredients, really cant be categorized as food at all. Most listed ingredients on packaged and canned items I cant even pronounce let alone know what kind of “food” they are! Then I’m tired, sluggish, I get ill, my immune system is nil and I pray for healing… hmmm!

The most incredible thing of all is God’s grace because sometimes despite my arrogant diet He does choose to heal me. Other times I know He wants me to be a part of that healing, I believe more often than not. He wants me to make better choices of what goes into His temple!

I don’t believe in Bible wars but God states so clearly in 1 Corinthians 6:19 that if I know Him, my body, my physical body belongs to Him! He says, … do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

The question I am posing to myself is this. Am I glorifying God with my body? Am I caring for it the way God intended? Lord give me the courage to make the necessary choices in two thousand and fourteen to truly be clean! To present to You my body as a living sacrifice to care for it and love it the way You intended.

Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship”. This is what Daniel chose!

Daniel chose to eat fruit, vegetables and drink water and he and his friends thrived. Read Daniel 1. An amazing story that encourages me and helped me to realize why its been so hard to do this on my own! Daniel did not do it alone and neither can I!

And now you have a choice… Will you join me and “be clean in 2014”?






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