In the book of Daniel we are taught a major lesson on the foods we consume and how they can affect our relationship with God. Our society as a whole has fallen into over consumption and eating unhealthy foods that have affected us physically which in turn hurts us spiritually. It is easy to eat and then diet but real discipline which comes from God is learning to balance your diet in a healthy manner that will give you positive results mentally, physically and best of all spiritually.
Temptations come from all directions and until we recognize how to control ourselves in our diet and in our actions then we face a continuous cycle of ups and downs. By learning to fast and do without at times shows discipline and sacrifice in seeking not what we want but by learning what God wants in our attention that will help us to grow strong physically and spiritually. In the New Testament Jesus taught us a very wise lesson in what we consume. He taught us this, “It is not what we take in but what we retain and what comes out.” If we would apply this wisdom to our diet and to everything else in life could you only begin to imagine how much healthier our world and our relationships would be?