Saturday, 15 January 2011
We live in the land of Options. We can go into any grocery store and choose from a huge selection from all the food groups. Need a new car? Well, which one do you want? How about a church, or clothing store, or whatever......and of course, we want the best bargain. So we spend much time, much money, and too much energy into finding and making the perfect choice. The world of dieting has joined the ranks of obsessive searching for the best bargain. The one that promises to quench that fleshly desire of looking slim and sleek and fit for the billboard - fast! And through it all, people are making big money giving completely opposite information from the next guy who has discovered that humans are very gullible folks!
Now, back in my high school days (let's see, I can't remember when that was), it was such a shame to be even slightly overweight. Double chin? Do this exercise. Thighs rubbing? Buy the exercise gadget that hangs over the back of your door. Now, I am seeing a different story. The Dr. told me that they changed the charts, so now we aren't expected to be so skinny. And I just read an article questioning the myth that obesity will kill you. Why, us folks that are chubby are healthier than those slim, sleek Kens & Barbies! Oh, you didn't know that either? You definitely have been out of the loop. Loop? What loop? Which one? Which ever one you want to find - right or wrong - true or false - it is out there and you can read all about it in whichever magazine you pick up or website you want to read.
What's the solution? Don't quite know, for you see, I am still chubby. Depending on which Dr. I ask, just 30 lbs. overweight, to another Dr. 50 lbs.. Who knows, I might find one that tells me I am skinny!
Well, to be totally honest, I think I have some answers! I Timothy 4:1-5 tells us that we should not be commanded by anyone to not eat certain foods, which God has created and we should receive it with thanksgiving (please read this, it is very interesting). And there are other scriptures that provide answers, but my intention for this post was not a sermon, but to just share the humorous (sometimes not so humorous) side of it all and to encourage each of us to eat according to how God is leading you.
Until next time..........