Do I really Have to change my Attitude?
God may be asking you to change your attitude towards your lifestyle. If the attitude of gratefulness and thankfulness permeate the surviving heart patient, she is willing, able, and eager to throw off old habits of the past that contributed to the disease. If she’s not, reluctance to change is evident.
1 Peter 4:1
” Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.”
Heart disease, or any chronic disease, causes suffering in the body. Are you ready to arm yourself with the attitude of Christ? Because, He who knew no sin, took on the sins of the world, to redeem you of yours. “As a result, he (the sinner) does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.” (1 Peter4:2)
The humble and grateful attitude embraces measures that help the body heal and explores options that give the body energy and stamina to continue enjoying life.
She “eats to live, rather than living to eat” as Benjamin Franklin wisely advised. The grateful attitude gives her a new joy, a determination, and a broader outlook on the beauty God offers each day.
Moreover, we live in the land of plenty and most of our chronic diseases are a direct result of overindulgence. We, as Americans, can’t really grasp what it means to do without. Our grocery isles are lined with temptations. The marketing and packaging experts draw us in and give us exactly what we think we need, or crave. But, that is how Satan works too, offering tantalizing tidbits that kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10) our bodies.
Remember Daniel who was taken captive to the land of plenty, in Babylon? Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine (Dan. 1:8) Most likely, the meat had been sacrificed to idols and that went against his beliefs. “At the end of ten days he and his companions looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. (Dan 1:15)
Better choices in your life will help you too! The bible says, “Stand firm then, resist the devil and he will flee (James 4:7) The power of the Holy Spirit lives in you and days 16-20 will be about exploring the satisfying, tantalizing, mouth watering, food God provided in the garden to bring pleasure and restore.
There are so many choices for a quick easy and healthy lunch that are low in cholesterol and contain good fats:
Check out these possibilities:
Apricot Chicken with Rosemary
Yellow Squash Fritters—-Baked not Fried
Vegetable Stir Fry
Go to the playground, play with your kids or grand kids. Life is short enjoy some old fashioned bat mitten or wiffle ball.