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I heard a man on the radio last week say, "We are willing to settle for the better things of life when God wants us to have the best things of life." When I first heard I thought of people I know who go to church and pray for their families, but they want to keep some parts of their lives separate from God. They are satisfied with just a "better life." It takes a commitment to obedience, Bible study, and prayer to get to the "best things of life." It made me face what I would have to do to have the best life God has in mind for me.
There is a similar truth about health. You can make changes in your diet and have better health. Almost any diet will tell you to eat less sugar, salt & fat and eat more fruits, vegetables & whole grain. Eat less junk food and more fresh food. If you do that you will have better health. Definitely you will. I followed that philosophy for years, happy that I felt better. But until I subjected myself to the discipline of the Blood Type Diet, I did not begin to experience the best health.
I guess the reason this is on my mind tonight is because of a conversation with someone at school yesterday. We got to talking about the Blood Type Diet because I said that I didn't eat wheat. She was asking lots of questions, and she identified with some of what I was saying, particularly about the foods her children chose to eat.
Then she said, "Isn't it hard to eat and cook that way?" I said yes, that it was hard to cook for a two blood type family. "That's why this diet will probably never be accepted by the masses," I said. "It's not easy, but it's worth it."
Don't be satisfied with better health. Go after the best health, even if the way is hard.
Don't be satisfied with a better relationship with God. Seek Him with your whole heart, and you will find the best life.
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