|Body By God
||[May. 15th, 2007|11:45 am]
So over the past 5 weeks every monday my mother, brother and I have gone to our Church to participate in an interesting little program called Body By God The extreme make over. The program focuses on this book of the same name and making over your body into a healthy form. |
To do this the book trys to make the reader understand how God intended the food to be. That means eating non-processed/from the earth food, avoiding addictive ingredients, and having balanced nutrition throughout the day. The book doesn't go exactly with scriptural commands given to Israel, but implies them. Saying that eating pigs and shelfish arn't designed for the human bodies digestion and contain toxins and what not.
The program also stresses the idea of being at peace and removing stress from your life. This part wasn't that hard for me, but the book focused alot on this giving helpful montra like phrases to go over with yourself to break worldly acceptance habits. To go along with this the book puts alot of support on scheduling your time. This is a good thing that I need to learn. Right now I have alot of free time, but with my summer class coming up and a summer job I need to be able to manage my time so I don't neglect my health or more importantly my Lord.
The third part of the program, just as important as the last two, is exercise. The program supports the idea tha we were given bodies by God to move and work nearly constantly, but this has been stiffled by the society we live in. Which is obvious to anyone in America with all our obiece people. So the book stress scheduling times every week to exercise both aerobic and resistance exercise.
Throughout all these pieces of the program is the idea that we all need to look toward God in how we should live. Doing all things that will help us live the long lives he wants to bless us with so that we can serve him better and longer. And that we all need to give him atleast a specific time of the day where we will read His Word, listen to Him, and talk with Him.
Our instructor for the program, apart from God, was a man we called Dr.Mark. He was an energetic fellow who seemed intouch with the Lord and was very helpful delivering the information and answering questions. An interesting fellow he is one of the few people that I've seen that actualy seem to glow for the Lord and live a life to try to serve His purposes to the fullest. He also brought another piece of the health puzzle to the table. Being a chiropractor he tryed to communicate the importance of having a proper spine so that the central nervous system would work properly.
The whole program gives me the feeling that we all can learn to be healthier and live better with a little work, time, and money. It's not the easiest thing to break old habbits and start a new way of living and thinking, but it can be done. The program also gave me the feeling that if you live my this code of eating things the way the Lord intended and staying fit and at peace you will be different then most people. Once again showing that the Lord's chosen will be different then those around them and a glowing example of the Lord grace.
The program is pretty simple and seems to be spreading around as people like Dr. Mark take it as there mission to get people living health lives in the way that God intended. I would recommend it to anyone to try because it doesnt force you to do anything you don't want to do it all your choice to change or not. The same choice that God gives us when it comes to choosing life or death in the form of being sinnful or finding forgiveness and repentance. The only problem that I have with the program is that it doesn't have any portion about cutting sin from your life or avoiding evil influences, but its all implied through living to find peace through God. And by not directly stating it makes it easier to bring into the secular world to expose them to some truth and to avoid battles between groups on theology.