1 Corinthians 10:31 - "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

The context of this verse is having liberty to do most anything but will it cause others to stumble in their faith? Will it be constructive? Will it glorify God? To do things without considering others is immature and selfish. 1 Corinthians 10:23-26 says "'Everything is permissible'--but not everything is beneficial. 'Everything' is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.  Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.  Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, 'The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it.'"

The phrase that is sticking in my mind from this is from v. 31 - "do it all for the glory of God". Is what I eat glorifying God? More specific, is what I am eating building or destroying my body which is the home (temple) of the Holy Spirit? It may not be sin to eat something, but is it wise? Is it glorifying God?

Some might respond with "I think you are getting a little picky here. It's just food." True, it is just food, but the food I eat to a HUGE degree determines my health and condition of my physical body, my energy level, etc. And to get real convicting here - if I am a follower of Christ giving Him complete control of my life - does that not include what I eat and drink?

The tough part of this is that as I think about it, a lot of the food I eat does NOT glorify God. It is not constructive to my body but can be argued that it is destructive. This will be difficult to apply. Why? Because I love food. And I love food that, to be honest, is not that good for me - I know it. But I eat it anyway. It tastes so good!

BUT...if I am going to pursue a healthier life, I must begin to put into my body only that which I believe glorifies God and builds up not tears down this physical body. How will I say no to food that is not healthy and yes to food that is? I need to depend on God's power not my will power. This relates directly to what I was thinking when I wrote "Physical Health IS Spiritual Health".

Today, I start reading about food in The Daniel Plan. Part of me is looking forward to it. Part of me is not. I know I will be confronted with things I have been putting into this body that are not good for it - things which I need to stop doing.