The Lord tells us in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge … ” Friends, so many people — including God’s men and women of faith and power — are dying at young ages, well before their time, I believe because of a lack of knowledge. As I’ve shared so many times before in messages that precede this one, what we don’t know can kill us (and has been in many cases).
Therefore, it’s high time that we start taking more time out to research and learn what we may be doing in terms of our daily diets that could be jeopardizing our health. What are we doing in terms of the food we’re eating?
Are we putting food into our bodies that is causing us to become sick? And if so, what foods are they? If we’re doing things unknowingly to endanger our health, is it possible that we can do things to save our health through knowledge? The good news is, “Absolutely yes.” Yes we can improve our health through knowledge.
The key is to learn what kinds of food we should be eating or eating more of and what kinds we should be weaning ourselves off of. And when we do that, and combine that with prayer and daily, consistent exercise, we see change — change for the better.
Romans 12:1-2 and Ephesians 4:23 say to renew our minds. As we work on renewing our minds, allowing the Holy Spirit in us to help reprogram our thinking, we begin to see changes in our bodies, changes in our health.
They may start out as small and perhaps unnoticeable changes, but they later grow into big, noticeable changes. Understand that many of the health challenges we face didn’t occur overnight. They came about over years and years and years of unhealthy eating habits brought on by ignorance (or not knowing better).
So, if we don’t see changes in as fast a pace as we’d like to see, we must, in all fairness to ourselves and the process of healing, understand that time and consistency on our parts will eventually give birth to the healing, the physical wellness we want to see.
So, when you start eating what is healthy and lay off of the stuff that has been detrimental to your body, know that change — healing and wellness — begins immediately, as in instantly. Again, you may not feel change instantly. But remember, especially as saints of God, that we walk by faith and not by sight.
We’re not moved by what we see or don’t see in the natural. We’re moved by that knowing that God gives us in our spirits. And ultimately we begin to see the changes physically.
Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
When we start eating healthier, we start feeling better about ourselves, and we are truly happy. That happiness, that joy, ushers in optimal health.
Please, friends, remember what the words “alkaline,” “pH” and “acidic” mean. Once you commit this information to memory, begin to make changes to your diet, keeping these three words in mind.
Friends, you’d be shocked by the infirmities you can rid yourselves of by simply arming yourselves with knowledge and changing your diet. Declare and decree yourself healthy, eat better, exercise and rid yourself of that sickness and/or that disease.
Donald Lee, founder-pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center of Dallas, is an author and free-lance journalist. He can be reached at (225) 773-2248 or [email protected].