Romans 14

My aunt recently started following me on the bible app...I'm having an issue finding my profile to share with you all...but I'm being lazy and don't want to reset my password on the computer THEN have to reset it on the app....
If you know how to find people on the bible app, or then feel free to look up "Agoe Runner0308" I was about to write, was...that my aunt will know what today's post is about. LOL.

That was probably the worst blog entrance ever.

I think it's funny how yesterday my post was about all the different types "diets" and figuring out what works best for you, for your body, then last night my bible reading was out of Romans chapter 14.

Romans chapter 14 (new living translation) verse 2-4 "For instance, one person believes it's all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will only eat vegetables. Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don't. And those who don't eat certain foods must not condemn those who, for God has accepted them. Who are you to condemn someone else's servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with all the Lord's help, they will stand and receive his approval. "

Basically saying that if you feel it's wrong to eat meat, don't eat meat. It's not my place to judge whether you eat meat, or not. If you eat grains or not. Still not my place.

You have to do what is going to work for you and your body. For instance some Vegans/Vegetarians eat soy, I do not.

Romans 14:14 "I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. BUT if someone believes it is wrong, then for that persons it IS wrong."

I have a cousin who will only eat cruelty free meat. Which is great for her! It's good to know where you food comes from. If it helps you feel better at the end of the day that you know that the animal you are consuming has in no way be harmed, then that's awesome! Do that. I support that! In the same manner, whether you buy straight from the farmer or pick your meat up from the store, or butcher. Whatever brings you peace is what is right for you. 

It doesn't matter if you follow the Primal Blueprint, a Vegan Diet, or a clean eating diet, it doesn't really matter. I think with health and if you take one common thread from all of these diets, it just needs to be as clean and whole as possible. 

I certainly don't think eating moon pies or star crunches all day every day is a good idea, because as 1st Corinthians 6:20 says "you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." If you eat moon pies all day every day, eventually you're not going to feel very good. If you don't exercise then you become lazy. When you become lazy you lose strength. You're body won't be able to fight off illness and disease. 

By honoring your body, spiritually speaking or not, you take care of yourself. You help you body fight off bad pathogens. By not constantly dumping crappy food into your body you make smarter choices, choices that lead to better confidence, happier lives, and a more wholeness to life. 

Whether you are believer or not, find the plan that works for your body. Not everybody else's. We were all created as individuals in the likeness of God. We all have something to offer. What lifestyle change can you make that will help draw you closer to God, to help you feel more happy and whole?

What lifestyle change can you make that will lead to better health? Choose the "diet" that works for you. Write it down. Post it in the fridge. Post in the bathroom, post it on your bedroom mirror. Take before and after pictures. Get sweaty. Enjoy how you feel cleansed after eating whole and exercising.

You're worth it. Keep going! You can do this.


P.s. Sorry, I was going to post a smoothie today but didn't quite get to it. I will tomorrow though!!!


Amy Caroline said…
Your awesome. The sad thing it seems these days is whatever community you belong to there is always someone who thinks you aren't hardcore enough and judges your choices. We need support far more than we need someone's critical eye. Your blog is a great place for inspiration and that wonderful support that people trying to make healthier choices need.
God bless you and love you!