“We create our Storms of Uncertainty in our lives when we do not depend on God to understand His Plan to use natural solutions to normal problems; rather than randomly popping pills and drugs for quick unnatural energy and solutions. ~ Jon Barnes
We tend to feed daily stress with fatty foods, sugar and coffee for breakfast and greasy foods for lunch and dinner, which smells like it in the bathrooms on our jobs. The fast pace, quick fix, and fake foods we eat are taking a toll on our ability to think clearly and function properly. Lack of exercise and motivation feeds into our empty stomach that look so bloated with pregnancy of emptiness.
Stress is an empty, colorless, odorless, mindless process that we become entrapped by when we do not believe that God is in control of our lives, as we make our own crazy plans, pop pills, and eat junk foods. God teaches us how to eat well, feel better, exercise faith, practice love, and show compassion, so that our bodies and minds become full of Good nutrients and bio chemicals for our minds to obey God’s lifestyle. Exercise with God’s mindset to build a better you.
It is better to operate on an empty stomach, full of God’s Will, than to be full of deceit and disobedience. God will surely feed you and reward your Good hard work and give you ideas that make sense, without pills, additives, preservatives, sugars, caffeine, and other harmful chemicals that clog up your neural pathways to God’s thinking and ways. Consult God and your Doctor to learn how to take better care of yourself to minimize your exposure to unwanted chemicals, pills, bad foods, and ideas. Stay full of God and His wisdom of love, mercy, and grace!
Are you eating anything that is put on your plate and following the crowd to the edge of the grave with stress, bad food, misguided thoughts and drugs?
No Confidence in the Flesh
3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence.
If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Following Paul’s Example
15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.