I have certainly been on a journey with the Lord for a while now and as time goes by that journey gets more and more amazing and more and more accelerated! Last year our families word for the year was Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Needless to say my faith grew greatly last year.
During my devotional times the Lord was definitely speaking to me about many things. But one thing that continually came up was about being clean. What does that mean? That is what I was thinking and God has been faithful in clearing up that question.
Being clean means decluttering our belongings, we don’t need them all. It means changing some of our hazardous leaning supplies to better ones. It means getting rid of life choking debt. It means removing time sucking activities that really have no real meaning and take away from God’s time and our families time. And the last one is one that a lot of people really don’t like to talk about… it means changing the unhealthy eating and exercise habits and start fresh.
Now, I have some health issues I am trying to deal with. I have been gaining weight for several years now despite changing our eating and cooking habits to eat more healthy and cutting out things like soda. I used to be addicted to soda and my Father delivered me of that just over a year ago and I had expected to feel so differently when He did that for me. But instead I am still exhausted, still in pain all over my body, still gaining weight.
So during my time of “believing” God and knowing He is the God who will do what He says He will do I went to Him asking, “what am I supposed to do?” I have done all I know, now what? Well he led me to a doctor who finally diagnosed me with hypothyroidism. Why couldn’t I have found that out sooner??? lol It runs in my family and yet my normal doctors didn’t want to check for it. Now I am dealing with it. So far I have not found the right medication to help so I have more time to spend with God to figure it out right? 🙂
God is good because He led me to some shows on Netflix. All of them about nutrition. They were great too but the one that had the greatest impact on me was, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” You can watch it streaming on Netflix or you can watch it free on Youtube. The thing it had in common with the other shows was how it endorsed how important juicing is. See, most of us are nutrient deficient. I know I am! My body is no longer absorbing vitamins and nutrients from my food so I am highly malnourished, and it doesn’t matter how healthy I eat or how many supplements I take… I continue to have the same problem. And that is why my body is in so much pain all the time.
What juicing does is take all your nutrients from your fruits and veggies and put them into your bloodstream within 15 minutes, giving you the boost you need to get healthy. I will let you watch the videos and see for yourself. 😉
So after a long talk with God (many long talks) I know without a doubt that this is the path He has for me physically. So I ordered my juicer (after saving for it and God providing unintended funds.. He is so amazing) and it just arrived yesterday!
I can’t explain to you how I feel. I am terrified because eventually I will only be juicing and fasting all other foods for a while. I know this is what God wants and I know it will be a time to get closer to Him and hear more of what He has to say. But I am excited and exhilarated because I so badly want to be healthy and happy and without pain! This is a new walk for me and I pray He leads the way and I continue to follow!
I made my first juice this morning, not real exciting because I wasn’t expecting it so soon so all I had to juice was celery, apples and oranges. But it was good none-the-less and I know it was the ultimate vitamin boost for my body!
God has great things for me and my family this year. He does for yours as well! I will write more about my experience as time goes on. The good, bad and ugly of it all 🙂
What does God have in store for you this year? Where is He leading you?