Feeling blah, sluggish, cranky, nervous? Maybe you’re eating too much junk food. Toxins (dyes, MSG, preservatives) can cause “neurobehavioral” problems according to a recent headline.**
Symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) have been linked to toxins in packaged foods such as fish sticks, tater tots, soda, and, God forbid, cookies.
I wonder if the same thing doesn’t make it hard for us to pay attention when we read the Bible or sit in on a sermon. Our minds race with random thoughts….(ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION HERE?!)
And a steady diet of our toxic culture can definitely lead to “spirituobehavioral” problems; apathy, sin, and the like.
What have you been eating lately?
Chew on this: “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
Isn’t that sweet? Now sink your teeth into this:
“…you are precious in My sight, …you are honored and I love you..” Isaiah 43:4
And, for dessert (careful, this is rich):
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:4-10
The Balanced Diet Prayer: “Oh Father in heaven, Thou art very great! (Psalms 104:1) Greater than Oreos, greater than Pepsi, and worthy of my attention. Please direct my heart to love you and to be steadfast in Christ. (2 Thessalonians 3:5) In Jesus’ name, AMEN!”
Know Jesus? He knows you! Click the pic below to eat at His table 🙂
**Journal Star, 2/26/10, “We are we eat,” by Clare Howard, section C1