Saturday, December 1, 2007

THE WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT

PROBERBS 16:25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death.


This verse can certainly be true with the way we eat. It seems perfectly alright to eat that extra piece of pie or cake. It seems alright to cook in greece after all who likes food broiled or baked. It seems alright to lay around and become a couch potato and NOT get up and move your body. Chips and donuts are for me you say, or maybe its lots of good old red meat.

These are the kind of things that can kill you if you have them in abundance and too often. Have you heard of clogged arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc. and the list goes on and on.

When I was young, I thought these things would not touch me and when they did, I just told myself it was in my genes. I told myself a lot of lies back then when it could have made a difference. Today, I am much wiser and older and I have high blood pressure, clogged arteries, diabetes, and etc. To late for me to some degree. But maybe not for you, if you will take it seriously.

We always say we will start tomorrow and tomorrow never comes for us. If it does , we don't take it seriously. Days pass that turn into years and you finally arrive. You have your arteries so clogged up that your heart can't get the oxygen that it so desperately needs to pump life to your body. One day, the pain in the chest and down the arm, horrible pain with the nausea and sweating and awful weakness. Heart attack!!! You body is fighting back and is winning!!! My way seemed the right way and it was so much fun. Sin always is. Otherwise people would not sin. But death is just a heart beat away, and the end of our lust for food is bringing us closer to death each day.

IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY FOR YOU. Stop and think!! Eat those vegetables and fruit and good grains and a little meat. These are the things that give you more life. It gives your body what it needs to keep running smoothly. It is your choice but remember choices bring consequences.

It is up to us to study and to know what is best for us in all areas of our life. Our flesh will tell us lies and flatter us. Remember where those ways lead. We are here for such a short time let us make the most of that time. The way we are taking may seem right but it does not necessarily mean it is. We must not let our flesh win this battle if we are to win the fight. The fight means LIFE AND LIVING. connie

4 comments:

Julie's Jewels said...

Amen!! You bring out some very good points. I'm beginning to eat less meat. And I love meat!! Cooking in oil is something my husband prefers so that is a hard one for me to avoid. I do a lot more broiling though these days. I'm coming up on the week when I crave chocolate really bad too. So I will really need to be praying for my attitude to be right since I won't be able to have it. Or if I do get to have it that I will stop with the small bite that satisfies me.

We put so much junk in our bodies and we are literally killing ourselves just by what and how much we eat.

Good post!! I pray you are doing well with your eating today and this week. I'll know how I did when I weigh in on Sunday afternoon.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, I love red meat. I loved fried foods. These have been hard for me but my husband and I are doing much better with it. It is a constant battle though.

I don't know if you drink coffee but I have found that if I eat a couple a pieces of chocolate with my coffee that I am satisfied more quickly. Maybe it will work for you.

I am doing very good with my eating this week. Thank the Lord for the victory. Tuesday is my day to know for sure. have a good day. I am praying for you. connie

Tori said...

Hey Connie,
Didn't have alot of time to read, just wanted you to know I added you to my Weightloss links. I'll be back later!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Tori, thanks a lot. I hope we can be an encouragement to each other. I have been praying for you. God bless. connie