And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness Neh. 9:25 KJV
Lets not mistake anything! God did promise that we would enter a land that flowed with milk and honey! A land that flowed with wheat, barley, and olive oil. However, there are a few who when triggered by emotions that have become aggravated, eat. This is the spot where I have to disrobe and stand naked before him.
I started eating after my first miscarriage. When I lost my child, I was alone, for my husband was in the land, doing God knows what. I sat inside a doctors office, wondering, why my child within me, was not moving. As I sat praying for life, the nurses argued outside the door who would enter my room, and tell me my womb was no longer carrying life. Angered by how I was treated, angered that my King’s behavior lacked royalty. Angered that I lost what I perceived to be mine to have, I found out that Cool Ranch Fritos, accompanied by orange pop and Knotts Landing was a way of escape.
So every Thursday, it was the same treat. Similar to the physical addiction of drug abuse, eating became a progressive obsession. My King’s behavior could be dismissed with a sugary glass of red Koolaid, the stress of money problems were easily solved with chocolate. All night studying was a breeze with coffee and chocolate chip cookies. There where other tragedies and miscarriages that assisted in reasons for my eating. In my closest times with God, food was sought, before prayer, or after prayer.
Some teachings of Holiness makes it so unsafe to participate in the world we live in, so the people of God’s activity becomes, going out to eat! So you have a kingdom full of overweight people stretching their arms out to God in praise, wondering “where we gonna eat after church?”
God never intended his people to have a diet full of white flour, white salt, and sugar. We were commanded to eat the good of the land. Our eating has become polluted and gluttonous. We lack the knowledge of what the good of the land is and our appetites have been changed to crave the chemically altered foods that we desire. We eat more than we pray and we have stretched are temples to the point that we are at risk for disease, all while requesting healing for the people in our land. Ignoring our own need for deliverance.
Exercise is a form of worship! Know ye that your body is temple of the Holy Spirit, is a scripture that means more than keeping your body. It governs what we put into our bodies. I am an emotional eater. I am seeking my deliverance, as I understand that God is not pleased! My health is at risk! I cannot comprehend the complex deliverance for others from Crack, Alcohol, Nicotine, Meth, and Oxycontin, if I ignore my own addiction! So I substitute with wheat, I put honey in my tea, I exercise to keep the weight down, as I understand that a house divided cannot stand. I will not hijack the God within me with an orange cupcake and hold my deliverance hostage with the sugary sweet snacks that slowly kills the God in me!