“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?  For you have been bought at a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NASB)  While I always stress that Bible verses should be read and taken in context, I truly believe that these two verses have so many more applications to our lives other than just sexual immorality. Let’s break these verses down.

Our bodies are a TEMPLE!  A temple is a place dedicated to worship.  We should treat our bodies as such.  Binge-eating and binge-dieting are not good for our bodies.

Of the Holy Spirit that is in you, whom you have from God.  When we ask Jesus into our lives, he resides in us.  He is always with us.  He knows what we are doing.

You are not your own.  We belong to God.  Our earthly bodies are on loan to us from God.  He created us; we belong to Him.

For you have been bought for a price.  That PRICE was HUGE.  God sent His only Son to die on the cross so that we may have everlasting life.

Therefore, glorify God in your body.  God should always be visible in us.  There is a saying that you may be the only Bible someone sees.  The way we look and the way we act affects others.

When we consistently overeat, we can gain weight.  This is gluttony; gluttony is a sin.

Gluttony is not the only way to abuse your body when it comes to food.  Not eating enough or properly is also abusive and a sin. (Read my personal story here.) We must be aware of what we put into our bodies. God wants us to be healthy.  We cannot honor God if we do not eat right and are not healthy.

This is the second in a series of posts about healthy eating.  I will be sharing weight loss tips and healthy recipes.Tip #2

Tip #2.  Eat from the rainbow.  Eat foods of all colors.  We eat first with our eyes.  This also gives us complete nutrition.

 

Recipe:

Pasta Primavera  – Pasta Primavera Printable Recipe

1 lb of your favorite pasta (I like bow tie), cooked al dente.  Drain and reserve 1 cup of liquid.

2 chicken breasts, cut into thin strips

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

1 cup zucchini, thinly sliced

1 cup carrots, cut into matchsticks

1/2 medium onion, sliced

1 Tbsp grapeseed oil

1 clove garlic, minced

Fresh basil, torn into small pieces or dried basil to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

As you put the pasta in the pot, heat a large skillet over high heat. Put in oil, cook chicken, then add all the vegetables and stir.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Add drained pasta then basil, salt, and pepper.  Add enough reserved liquid to loosen up the pasta.  Mix well and serve.

This is full of flavor, quick and easy, and has lots of color.  You can change the vegetables to anything you like.  I like this combination because of all the colors.   Just make sure to use this quantity of vegetables because you want minimal pasta.

Do you need to lose weight?

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Toni D
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