We do not like to think or talk about death, but it is happening all around us every day. The truth is death eventually touches everyone's life, and where your spirit spends eternity depends on what you believe. There are lots of people in the world who do not see the need for Jesus Christ in their lives. Many of them are overweight and suffering from obesity-related diseases. Others have eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Nevertheless, they are dying and spending eternity in hell after a hellish existence on earth.
"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher" (Romans 10:14-21)? I know you want to lose weight and overcome your eating disorder to look good, feel better, attract a spouse, stop taking medication to treat an obesity-related disease, end therapy sessions for an eating disorder, or prevent an untimely death, but I have to tell you a secret... It is really not all about you!
You are commanded to eat and drink for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31) for the same reason the Israelites were commanded to abstain from eating unclean things. The Lord said to do it in order, "To be holy because I am holy" (Leviticus 11:44). In other words, the Israelites were to reflect His glory down to the last detail, so their pagan, idol worshipping neighbors would see and be drawn to the One True Living God. You, too, are commanded to "let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).
The problem is the Church has lost Its witness and is disqualified in this regard because believers no longer discipline their bodies for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 9:27). 2 Corinthians 10:4 explains the problem best. It states, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God for pulling down strongholds, casting out arguments and any high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience once your obedience is fulfilled." Judgment always starts at the House of God. He commands you to obey Him by eating and drinking for His glory so that His redemption work to save this sinful generation can continue through you! Otherwise, death is simply a change of address for the unbeliever who dies from an obesity-related disease due to committing the sin of gluttony and for the anorexic who starves herself because she never heard that her body was the temple of the Holy Spirit and that she must honor the Lord with her body by eating and drinking for His glory.
If you are ready to fully obey God by eating and drinking for His glory in order to draw others to His perfect Will for health and fitness, register today for the Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries Health and Fitness Master Class, featuring Dr. Tara Cannon, author of Health and Wellness for the Believer, Elsa Oliver, Christian nutritionist, and First Lady of Fitness, Debra Jones! The classes are free! There are no registration fees or membership fees! Participants are only responsible for the cost of the class materials. Classes begin online only on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. CST! Space is limited. Sign up now at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!
If you are unable to take the course, purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ. Follow us daily on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for recipes, diet, and exercise tips. Tune in to our syndicated radio show on the DFW Den Radio Station, the StudioW Buzz Radio Station, and Victory KVDW 100.9 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1530 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas for interviews and health and fitness trends. Lastly, make your tax-deductible donation to Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!
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.