Thursday, July 2, 2009

You are what you eat.

We all heard the saying "You are what you eat." It is true in a lot of ways. If I eat healthy, and make wise choices, I am more healthier, skinnier, and feel better about myself. If I eat fast food, junk food, a lot of sweets, and drink soft drinks, then I feel tired, with no energy, depressed, and I hate to look at myself in the mirror.

In the spiritual world its the same way, we are what we feed our souls. If we read the bible, pray, sing hymns, go to church, we feel like we are Gods children. If we read fashion magazines, romance novels, listen to rock, sing to unchristian music, sleep-in instead of going to church, watch 'Next top Model' instead of pray... we are a sorry excuse for a christian. We don't feel close to God, we feel like He cant hear us, and our souls are starving for 'nutritious' food, to live. Its like when we eat junk food, we get sick, tired, and depressed, its the same way spiritually.

It is so hard, isn't it? My hand easily wants to grab a donut for breakfast, than make myself a whole wheat toast with peanut butter and honey.

It is easy to read some kind of fun interesting book, then to read the bible. It is easier to dream some more sweet dreams, than get up, get dressed and go to church. Why is it that the good, healthy things are harder for us to do, than the bad, sinful things?

The good thing is that we all have a choice. A choice to live or a choice to die. A choice to sin, or live for God. To walk the wide- easy road, or choose to walk the narrow path, to follow Jesus. I am so happy we do have that choice. I am so happy that I am still alive to make a choice.

'Enter through the narrow gate, For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.' Matthew 7:13

1 comment:

  1. Well said, Lena! It's so simple, yet so difficult sometimes to choose God's way. We are conditioned by society to want immediate gratification, when the things of God are so much more satisfying and worth waiting for.


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