Scripture to help us remember why we need to take care of our bodies!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. NLT

Sunday, February 7, 2010


This post doesn't necessarily talk about the kind of superfoods we eat, but to me personally it ties right in! The message at church today talked about ingredients and how some of us may look at what we put into our bodies on a daily basis. I am one to spend hours at the grocery store looking at labels and care deeply about the ingredients I am putting into my body.

Today I was impacted by the realization that it's just not the ingredients in food that are important in our lives but the ingredients found in the blood of Jesus. These are the ingredients that truly give us life.
The 5 ingredients we are given are REDEMPTION, FORGIVENESS, PURIFICATION, JUSTIFICATION, AND SANCTIFICATION. I challenge you this week to not only include a serving of broccoli (the next superfood) but a full serving of Jesus. Take a moment to thank him for this one body he has given us and for his blood that gives us LIFE full of pure ingredients, the only ingredients we truly need!

Ephesians 1:7-8 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. (NIV)

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved, from God's wrath through him.

Hebrews 13:12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy (sanctified) through his own blood.
The blood of Jesus is a SUPERFOOD we can't live without!
You won't know unless you give it a try!

1 comment:

  1. Hey cousin! Amen! and Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!
    I'm excited about your new blog (gotta check out your 'old' blog about your kiddos, too), but just wanted to say I loved you post, and quite agree.
    I have gotten much more conscious of food, and also generally about 'green' products, but I always want to keep thinking in this direction not in a selfish way, or a secular way -- but to 'be green' and eat healthy because God created the earth and all that is in it (and gave it to us, man and woman, whom he called good), and he wants us to have healthy bodies so we can be Christ's hands and feet on earth.
    Thanks for a great encouraging reflection!