(#332 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
Thinking burns calories! Thoughts require energy, both conscious and subconscious; they are living and active. Is it any wonder that ulcers (disease) are most often created from mind stress rather than physical exertion? It would then be prudent and coherent to create a nutrition chart for the mind in order to maximize your potential in the physical. And considering the wholistic nature of the Scriptures (1 Thessalonians 5:23), you should know this about physical nutrition, so you can relate it wholistically to mental nutrition. It is not just about food, but the sum total of all things that contribute to growth, repair, and preservation of a healthy body. Let us, therefore, consider wholistic nutrition for your mind:
1. Psalms = Carbohydrates
2. Deuteronomy = Protein
3. Obeying the Torah (5 books of Moses); Spiritual blessings = Good Fat
4. Disobeying the Torah; Spiritual curses = Bad Fat
5. Prophets = Fiber
6. Proverbs = Water
7. Prayer and Meditation = Calories
8. Praying in the Spirit = Phytonutrients, Vitamin and Minerals
9. Spiritual Warfare (the Epistles) = Renewing the mind; Detoxification
10. Taking Dominion (embracing your identity before Yahweh) = Exercise
11. The Good News = Rest
12. Revelation = Dreams and Sleep
13. History Books = Firm foundation, Deep Roots, Stability
Prepare your mind to hear. We will go beyond the standard comfort zones today. Having often discussed the reality that life manifests within (the thought world) before it is expressed without (the physical world), let us move on to perfection (perfect thinking). These invaluable pearls allow us to further express the true roots of disease.
Your physical health is directly related to your knowledge of the words of Yahweh loved one. Listen closely and listen well as your diagnosis could be supernaturally transformed today. If your body is the manifestation of the totality of your thoughts, then you can use the Scriptures as your nutrition guide to renew your mind and therefore your body. You would do well to perform an analysis of your predominant mental status (congregating thoughts) in order to determine the cause of the physical state of your body (the reason for your diagnosis). Then you can decide to “choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19), instead of death.
And this is where we go beyond comfort zones. Your physical body is the outward expression of your thought life! Listen again and let this seed plant itself in good soil (Mark 4:20). An unhealthy perspective of scripture, and therefore Yahweh Himself, leads to an unhealthy physical life. Let’s relate this to some common diagnoses and see what transpires: Physical to Mental
High blood pressure: Disobedience, fear, unbelief
Obesity: Discontent, gluttony
Diabetes: Lack of self-control/self-discipline
Digestive Problems: Stress, confusion, anxiety
Arthritis: Anger, rage, foul language
Use of Steroids: Insecurity, vanity, pride
Cancer: Breaking food laws, bitterness, unforgiveness
Lethargy: Sloth, indifference, apathy; rebellion
Lean and fit: Application of Biblical truth
The Abundant Life: Wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and obedience
And there are so many more loved one, but this was intended to be an eye opener (spiritual perception stimulus). What you allow to feed your mind can be directly equated to what you stare at in a mirror. If sickness is what you see, then confess and begin the healing and wholeness process, back to a fit life. A renewed mind and, therefore, a renewed body awaits you.
Yahshua answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32)Click to listen highlighted text!
This post is perfectly timed during the late fall feast of Thanksgiving and approaching Channukkah.
I found this devotional so appealing as we celebrate so much with food. I am reminded of the verses that say that man shall not live by bread alone but by the word of YHWH.