by Kim Larsen
“You are what you eat”, some people say. I believe this statement must be true. Recently a friend of mine suggested an app for my phone called, “Loose it”, after listening to my dialogue about my latest weight gain woes. It’s actually really cool. You just record your height and weight and your goal and the program comes up for you to follow. You have to log in your meals and snacks. It seems to make a difference when you have to measure how much you eat and log it later! I’ve also decided to quit drinking coffee after a lifelong habit. I’ll just say it was a rough week…. But after the first two days, I actually started drinking more water without even thinking about it.
There is also an icon for keeping track of exercise. Ugh…. But you know when I got the 1st two balls up in the air, the third wasn’t really too hard either. So for a week I have been doing all the right things for losing weight. We will see what the scale says tomorrow morning! (I’ll keep you informed) God wants us to be healthy. 3 John 2 says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Hey…I know the steps to make my body feel better, how do I make my soul prosper? It’s quite simple actually, It’s just like being on a diet. I can only say that now that I’m doing it and juggling all three balls up in the air. I’m on a roll. There are 3 equivalent parts to a growing spiritual life and just like dieting you have to do all three parts at the same time to achieve the desired effect. 1. Food – God’s word. Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, also symbolized by the shew bread in the sanctuary. We must eat it every day, and a sufficient amount. It’s how God speaks to us! 2. Water – Prayer I Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing”! Talking with God is so important for growth. It is symbolized by the Altar of incense in the sanctuary. 3. Exercise – Ministry – Acts 22:15 “For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.” Sharing what you learn with someone else. This is symbolized by the golden candlestick in the sanctuary. It’s not easy at first, just like exercising you have to make a conscious effort to get up and put on your shoes! Start small, increase the weight gradually!! But when you have all three balls up in the air at the same time, your soul will prosper! Get the app! Log it!