My friend, Julie Brutan posted this question on Facebook today. "Why is it that all my recipes on Pinterest are either super healthy or sinfully decadent? "
This got me thinking. Our preacher is doing a series called The Race. He is drawing parrallels to his training and running a marathon and our spiritual race. In my race, I am racing to a healthy way of living. This is both physical and spiritual race. I have made this journey public, sharing my ups and downs in this pursuit.
One of the things that Preacher Rick spoke of today was we have to have a healthy diet. One thing I have learned in my physical healthy race is that if you eat too little it is both unhealthy and will force your body into starvation mode and your body will hold onto stored fat. In order to fuel my body I need healthy portions, lots of fruits and veggies, and a balance of all food groups.
At times in my spiritual race, I seem to be on a starvation diet. I don't feed my spiritual body with the "foods" it needs. I wished I had learned a long time ago that I need to have a healthy balance here also. I need time in prayer, meditation, Scripture reading, quiet time to listen and time to just praise God for who He is and what He does in my life and the lives of others. I also need to take the time to serve others. There are times when I feel like I cannot get enough time in communion with God. I am almost giddy with joy at the time I have spent with God and do not want that time to end. When I have a healthy balance of these spiritual "foods", life seems to go much smoother - even on the bumpy roads. I know that there will be bumps in the road. If I are not spending time with God, I cannot see Him helping me through it. When my spiritual life is in starvation mode, the bumps are harder to handle and I begin to look for "foods" to fill the void. In the past, I would turn to physical food to try to fill the void. All this did was make me physically fat and spiritually malnurished.
Now back to Julie's question. I can have both, just in balance and in healthy portions. I spend most of my eating healthy foods. Pinterest has given me so many new recipes to try. I also have one board for the "sinfully decadent". I have made one of them and I plan to make more sometime, but they will be planned for and enjoyed. It is all about balance.