Well, in the last days I have been aware of what I'm eating. I had been to a doctor and he told me that it shows in my blood test that my cholesterol was high. High colesterol can cause heart desease so he adviced me to avoid foods that contain too much fats. Not only that, I also have to exercise regulary. Well, easy for him to say that to me, but for me it will not be easy to do it.
Everyday the media offers a lot of information of how to loss weight and how to exercise. Of course it is good for the body if one is disciplined enough to follow the diet and exercise program. And not only that, we are tempted to buy things we actually can live without, do things that we should not be doing, eat all kinds of foods that we should not be eating. Say words that was not worth saying, think thoughts that was not right thinking and so on. And it is not very easy to resist.
When I was a child I was constantly hungry because my parents could not afford to buy enough food for us. But now that I can buy and eat what I want, I can't do it either because it can damage my health. Strange life! But I'm not complaining. At least now I can choose what kind of food I'm going to eat and I can afford to buy it. And when I think that it is for my body's benefit, it became easier for me to do it.
Everday we have to make a choice. Like we have to choose if we want to:
-eat the right foods or not
- say the right or unpleasant words
-think right/positive or negative/ destructive thoughts
-to buy things or not
- be happy or be grunchy
- be nice or be bad
-to give or to be greedy
- to help or not
- to be thankful or the opposite
-forgive or holds a grudge
- to be faithful or unfaithful
- to be honest or lie etc.
We also have a choice to read Gods words or not! And the enemy will give us a thousand reason not to like:
-Have you not already read the whole bible?
-That the Bible is boring and difficult to understand
- That the Bible is only for the priest
- that it is better to watch tv, play many kinds of games in facebooks, party with friends, or shop in the mall ( although it is not bad to do all these things if we put God first and we already feed ourselves with His words. Because Gods words is life for those who find it)
So it is our choice! To hear from the lies of the enemy or hear from God that never lies.
And if we really listen:
He speaks to us the way we can understand Him
He listens and is worth listening
He gives us wisdom if we ask
He communicate with us in every details of our lives.
We only need to stop, look and listen. Then we will experience that life with God is worth choosing!