Eating to live was one of the most significant things I missed during my eating disorder. Even though I starved myself I didn’t ignore food. In fact, I lived for eating instead of my Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:31, ‘So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.’
This verse completely escaped me because I was OBSESSED with eating, not with God’s awesome glory. I wasn’t eating to live. I was living to eat. Eating was an obsession, and it made me MISERABLE. It hurt my relationship with others, and most of all God.
One meal would end, and my stomach could barely make it to the next. I wasn’t treating my body like it was the temple of the Holy Spirit. Instead, I was just treating it as if it was mine, but when Jesus reconciled us to God, I wasn’t my own anymore. I was bought with a price. Back then, I was destroying my body instead of treating it like it was a treasure to take care of for the glory of God!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, ‘Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.’
This has changed my whole way of eating. It’s still a struggle, but I desire, more than ever to take care of this body, mind, soul, and spirit, this tool that He has given me to live this life here for His glory, until I go to glory to be with Him and worship Him forever.
(The more I realized that it wasn’t wrong to take care of my body, the more freedom I’ve had in truly maintaining, eating, and living life for God’s glory, knowing that His Spirit is within me.)
In light of that, what did I eat Monday and Tuesday? Well, it’s been a really cozy week of eats. It has included soup, ice cream of course (because snow doesn’t mean that you can’t eat ice cream), lots of hot tea, and popcorn with my family! Thank you Jenn from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity every week to link-up as well as Arman, Meghan, and Laura.
They’ve been lots of yogurt with dried mangos, almonds, pumpkin peanut butter, and occasionally some raisins or a piece of fruit. I’m going to aim for more variety in the breakfasts this winter, hopefully!
I’m sorry guys. That photo is pretty bad. I took it in a hurry, but I’m going to really try and step up my food photography game (aka: using camera rather than an I-pod) Thank you for your grace!
Cereal is one of my favorite snacks or desserts when I’m not quite wanting to eat something really sweet for a dessert. 🙂 It’s always a great temptation to stick your fingers in and eat a bunch before I even serve myself a bowl. Does anybody else have that problem?
Lots of bars. They’re still not gone, so you’ll be seeing quite a few of these in the next few weeks… ermm… days… erm… hours. If you ever want new ‘bar ideas’ head over to Kaila and follow her on Instagram. She always has the yummiest looking bars.
We finished this bar of chocolate today from Liv. Thanks Liv! It was one of the best chocolate bars I’ve ever had!
A HUGE banana + pumpkin peanut butter + honey along with an un-pictured salad topped with cheese, pickles, and balsamic vinaigrette.
This wasn’t all I had, but sometimes, you just have to not take a picture of what you’re eating. It still tastes just as good! I promise. 🙂
Dinner: Does anybody else like sticky rice as much as I do? I don’t think that brown rice, wild rice, or basmati rice will ever take it’s place in my ‘rice lover’ pyramid. I’ll attribute it to the 1/4 Japanese in me.
I really need a better setup for taking my dinner pictures. I always deal with such terrible shadows. But, I assure you that this meal was extremely good. Pondering God’s goodness to give us so much variety in food, family to eat the food with, minds to develop recipes, and hands to make the food, has really made me see how much I have taken for granted.
Other Recent Eats!
Turkey Tetrazini (One of our many ways to do leftovers after Thanksgiving!)
La Favorita Tortilla Chips are the best tortilla chips ever!
Paleo 7 layer bar. It actually tasted surprisingly like a normal one.
What did you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Did you use them? Did you have any?
Do you like brown rice, sticky rice, or non sticky rice (basmati or long grain)?
Favorite bar? (I like peanut butter Lara bars, Clif Protein Bars, and Nature Valley Granola Bars.)
Do you have food photography tips for an I-pod food photographer?