Archives for: September 2004, 24
Occasionally, I resist and resent the boundaries put on me by the Blood Type Diet. I miss things I used to eat, or I don't think it's fair that I can't eat wheat. My husband chafes at the boundaries even more than I do. You should hear him when he says, "Why is it that everything that tastes good is bad for you?"
I was thinking this morning about Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." The spiritual lesson is, "Let God put the boundaries on your life. He has a good life for you, not a bad life."
The Blood Type Diet boundaries are a lot like that. They are sometimes hard boundaries to follow. Always checking labels is hard. Ordering food in restaurants is not easy. Finding tasty recipes for little known beneficial foods is trial and error. Turning down an avoid when everyone else is eating it can be disappointing.
But I know that those boundaries are good for me. They are not there to be annoying or bothersome, but to help me have a better life.
There are parallels in the physical and spiritual worlds. When I follow the Type O Diet, my body works better and I enjoy good health. When I trust and obey God, he works out the details of my life according to his good plan.