by Roger Thomas

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Food for Your Soul (3 of 7)
Series: The Care and Feeding of A Soul
Roger Thomas
II Timothy 3:14-17

You are what you eat, so the saying goes. That must be right. I look out here today and I am sure I see several dozen glazed donuts, several chocolate bars, and couple of bags of potatoes! I think I even see a lot of baloney in the back pew.

No wonder eating healthier and losing weight are at the top of most people's New Year's resolutions. Because of that, I want to share with you the latest research on eating healthy. You won't find this in the New England Journal of Medicine. Even the Weight Watchers and South Beach Diet folk have yet to discover these secrets.

The Top Five Little Known Diet Secrets: #5--If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories. #4--If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda. #3--When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you don't eat more than they do. #2--Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color. And the number one diet secret--#1--If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.

Seriously . . . We are in the midst of a series of messages on True Spirituality--Finding the Life You've Always Wanted. What we are really talking about is the Care and Feeding of the Healthy Soul. If there is one verse of scripture that sums up all that we are talking about over these several weeks, it is 1 Timothy 4:8, "train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." Both physical and spiritual training require the right diet.

Jesus knew this, "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that ...

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