Sunday, September 27, 2009
How Should We Then Eat?
We are charged with being faithful stewards of our own bodies, the temples of the Holy Spirit. We, who also have the duty and privilege of providing nourishment for others, are given no small task. I am particularly aware of this right now, as my dear husband is suffering some poor health these days, and I am overweight and laden with a pretty hefty cholesterol number, myself.
As I am getting older, I realize that this is the time to start minding my own business; you know, sweep my own dooryard, fix what I can in my own life, and not worry so much about the whole grand scheme of things. When you realize that you are very important to God and to your loved ones, you remember that the best influence you can be on the rest of the world is to manage your own tiny corner of it with grace, good sense, and order.
So, late on this Sunday evening, I propose, with the Lord's help, to make a good start of things in the morning. Back to the "early to bed, early to rise" system tomorrow, working a reasonable amount every day in the house and outside, and trying to find the right sense of what and how much to eat. I can't go wrong with drinking less coffee, but more water, eating far less at one time but reasonable amounts perhaps more often through the day, and making most of my food be vegetables and fruit.
I am praying that I can encourage my husband about his lifestyle without making him feel that I am stomping all over him, and that I will be able to offer him only good things as I set a good example by my own choices. These thoughts bring me peace of mind and heart tonight, and those have been sorely lacking of late. Thank you Lord!
To be continued tomorrow.....