Food That's Good For You

on Sunday 26, September 2010

Whenever we have travelled to another country or spent time in another culture, one of the challenges for me has sometimes been the food.  I have to admit that I’m not a very adventurous eater.  I remember once in Mexico following my hostess into the kitchen and seeing the de-toed chicken feet on the counter.  Big mistake!

Proverbs 30:8 says, “Feed me with food that is convenient – customary or necessary – for me,” meaning, I suppose, don’t change my diet.  I like what I’m used to.

The Israelites had a huge change in diet when they left Egypt.  No more leeks, garlic and spice – just plain manna and an occasional quail.  God wanted to remove from their systems every connection with Egypt.

What we eat and what we “feed on” as Christians is so important to our spiritual health and growth.  If we don’t eat, we don’t grow.  Sometimes a change in diet is necessary, a way for God to bring change into our lives.

What are you feasting on?  We can so easily become embroiled in the political rhetoric of the world, the latest ‘reality’ shows, books, music, or even caught up in the thoughts of our own heads.  There are voices all around us offering a variety of unhealthy diets.  In Isaiah 55, God says, “COME all who are thirsty, hungry!  Listen, listen to me and eat what is good and your soul will delight itself in fatness.”