Both physically and spiritually, we will become exhausted trying to use our own willpower to overcome our natural impulses. Habits are like old boyfriends/girlfriends who won’t take a hint and leave. The only way you can get rid of them is with a new person in the picture. When they see the new boyfriend hanging around, they eventually get the point and are forced to accept that you have moved on. So we need to replace our old habits with new ones.
To have success in our physical diet we need to change our habits and have a completely new outlook and relationship with food and exercise. To have success in our spiritual diet we need to change our habits have a completely new outlook and relationship with Christ and our walk with Him.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom 12:2, New King James Version)
When we change our habits, we won’t be as tempted by the cheeseburgers in our physical and spiritual lives. Having walked for a little bit in the healthy habit lifestyle, our bodies and spirits will crave the healthy lifestyle – not the greasy, artery-clogging sins of our past.
Some things we need to remember:
- Habits are formed over time not over night
- Habits are best implemented one small step at a time
- Habits are easier to accomplish when we keep our eyes fixed on the goal
Some Christian Nutrition facts
- Carbohydrates = Worship provides us with our fuel
- Protein = God’s word is our protein and it is the building material of our spiritual walk
- Fat (the healthy kind) = Prayer pads our lives, insulates us and is our primary energy supply.
- Sin is our saturated fat. It clogs the arteries in our spiritual life
The good thing with spiritual nutrients is we can never consume too many. However, if we don’t get the proper “nutrients” as Christians, or we consume without any exercise, we will become unhealthy, overweight Christians clogging up the arteries in the Body of Christ.