I was searching around the internet looking for some Christian Weight Loss tips and I came across a few sites which asked: What Would Jesus Eat? I don't know about you, but personally I find that to be a bit strange. What do you think?
Do you really feel that asking yourself "What Would Jesus Eat?" before taking a bite of something is going to be a great enough deterrent to keep you away from foods that are not supposedly good for you?
Shakespeare said, "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Paul said something similar when he said," All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." 1 Corinthians 6:12
We can see from this that Paul is saying that although not everything is good for me, it doesn't mean that it is a sin to eat certain things. He was also talking about meat offered to idols and said that it doesn't matter really. If your conscience is clear then eat what you wish, but for the sake of others maybe you should refrain from eating it if it offends your brother.
Asking "What Would Jesus Eat?" is kind of irrelevant. Unless we want to be like the Pharisees and start judging people on what they consume then the question is mute.
If we look at the Life of Christ, we see that he associated with pagans and sinners. The Pharisees did not like this because they thought it was wrong. Jesus, in his day would have been eating mainly fish and bread and leeks and garlic, probably more of a mediteranean diet than what we consume, but that is only because he was residing in that area. If he lived in America do you think he would be starving himself because we eat a different type of food than the Jews ate? If Jesus were here in this day and age and he was sitting amongst pagans and sinners, do you think he would refuse to eat a french fry with them?
I think we have enough people trying to lay blame on Christians for what they do without having them feel guilty about what they are eating. Jesus would never condemn us for what we are eating. Judging comes from the Pharisees, not Christ.
If we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and learn about the love of Christ for us we will bring our bodies into proper balance without guilt trips from so called "Christians" who want us to feel condemnation. [There is] "therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8:1)
Christan Weight Loss should not be just another way to make Christians feel guilty about what they eat. No, Christian Weight Loss is about people realizing who they are in Christ Jesus and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives so that they realize how much they are truly loved by God. It is the job of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth and He will do His job if we allow Him to.
The Holy Spirit will lead us unto Righteoussness, so don't let people who want to play Pharisee tell you what you should and shouldn't eat. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in all things, and remember God loves you, just the way you are. He won't love you any more or any less if you lose weight. Losing weight is something that will come on it's own as you realize who you are in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit will lead you into healthy eating, but not via condemnation.
Stop listening to Pharisees and start listening to your inner guidance from the Holy Spirit. "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Isaiah 30:21