The word “worship” embodies many things. In the Hebrew language, it means to bow down and give honor to a deity. In English, it also means to adore, glorify, honor, be devoted to, and to love someone or something. Jesus said those who love Him obey His commands (John 14:23). That means He does not judge your love for Him by your emotional state. On the contrary, He looks at your actions to determine if you really love Him. Consequently, as you live your life in accordance with His Word, you prove to Jesus that you love Him, and you exemplify true worship to the world.
In terms of weight loss and eating disorders, "many live as enemies of the Cross of Christ" and have made their god their stomachs (Philippians 3:18-19) as the sins of gluttony and failing to obey God’s command to eat and drink for His glory (1 Corinthians 10:31) run unchecked in their lives. They do not honor God with their bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) by living a healthy lifestyle to maintain their bodies so He will take pleasure in it and be honored (Haggai 1:8). Instead, they follow the whims of their stomach's cravings and their obsessive eating disorders, and their idolatrous behavior results in the destruction of the temple of the Holy Spirit, which is their body, (1 Corinthians 6:19) just as the Lord allowed the physical temple to be destroyed due to Judah's idol worship (Jeremiah 52:17-23).
The Father desires that we worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24) and that we actively practice true worship on a daily basis by honoring God with our bodies and our spirits (1 Corinthians 6:20). In order to do so, you must first accept the truth. The truth is that you are overweight or suffering from an eating disorder because you are sinning against God. Then you must humble yourself before Him, which is another term for “worship” by the way, confess your sins, and repent, meaning you express true sorrow for your behavior and turn away from it. Finally, you must obey God's command to eat and drink for His glory. Then you will be a shining light to the world that proves worship is a lifestyle.
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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.