Children in our country are suffering from obesity and its related disorders at alarming rates. They are taking medications for hypertension and Type II diabetes, which only occurred in adults a generation ago. Some of them are even dying. The Bible clearly commands us to train our children in the way that they should go. This Biblical principle also applies to teaching them to honor Christ with their bodies by making healthy food choices. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." Likewise, the Bible teaches that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, which is defined in Scripture as a house or dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we’re 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 commands us to honor God with our bodies because Jesus bought us at the price of His life.
The battleground for successful and permanent weight loss is fought primarily in your mind. When you attend an Eating as an Act of Worship Weight Loss Class, this principle is taught in the very first lesson. Our lessons are referred to as "Concepts" because Romans 12:2 says not to conform to the world's teachings, meaning its beliefs, values, patterns, or systems, but to instead be changed, or rather, transformed by the renewing of your mind. In other words, God says that change begins from within which is contrary to the world's lie that all you have to do is perform a new task for thirty days in order to make it a habit. How many of you have faithfully stuck to a diet or exercise plan for thirty or more days and then gone back to your old eating habits? I can't tell you how many times I did while wandering in the Wilderness of Obesity.
Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.