God’s law is a way of living and thinking rather than a list of do’s and don’ts.
A few years ago I had a close friend tell me that being a Christian and serving God is hard. The reality of that thought is true because our desires are always in conflict with God.
Even the Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 7:15, I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.
When I made the decision to eat nutritional, healthy foods, the junk foods, which led to poor health is what I craved. But then I had a friend who shared with me that my taste buds could be retrained. Did it happen overnight? Certainly not!
Even so, I endured the struggle through giant leaps (the list of never will eat again foods) and the baby steps (still junk, but will eat controlled portions) for one year. In the second year, the transition to fully loving myself became second nature. I have eliminated all refined, processed foods that would cause damage to my body.
My body and mind responded in the most wonderful way. Retrained tastes along with walking every day resulted in increased brain power, and massive weight loss. Was it extremely hard? Yes!
If we can learn to love the fearfully and wonderfully made body that God created, and change our habits and lifestyle to achieve optimal health, then we can put aside the desires that cause conflict and disobedience to God. Never forget the greatest reward of eternal life in the New Heaven and New Earth is ours if we change and remain loyal to God.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Bible Study: Hebrews 12
God, we pray for the desire and strength to love, and serve you with all of our hearts, souls, and minds. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.