So far, I've eating mostly fruits for about a week (6/12/2012) and i wake up every morning feeling better. I've been going out every day before breakfast on a run. While i exercise, I feel more aware and in control of my body movements. I felt connected to my breathing, taking in air more evenly. And as someone with some seriously bad posture this is something I appreciate very much.
However sometimes I question myself, mostly when I think of things in long-term commitment. I'll wonder if I'm missing out on social experiences, or if I'm doing this for the right reasons. Am I being selfish? Or thinking about food so much as to turn it into an idol?
In my confusion I prayed to God to give me wisdom on the matter. A couple of days ago I opened the bible to the read from where I had left off in Corinthians. But the bookmark flew out and the wind blew an opening in the old testament. I usually go with it Spirit when things like that happen so I went ahead and decided to just start reading there. There happened to be Daniel, and this was the eight verse...
But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. Now God had given the chief official great respect for Daniel. But he was alarmed by Daniel's suggestion. "My lord the king has ordered that you eat this food and wine," he said. "If you become pale and thin compared to the other youths your age, I am afraid the king will have me beheaded for neglecting my duties." Daniel talked it over with the attendant who had been appointed by the chief official to look after Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. "Test us for ten days on a diet of vegetables and water," Daniel said. "At the end of the ten days, see how we look compared to the other young men who are eating the king's rich food. Then you can decide whether or not to let us continue eating our diet." So the attendant agreed to Daniel's suggestion and tested them for ten days. At the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who had been eating the food assigned by the king. So after that, the attendant fed them only vegetables instead of the rich foods and wines. God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for learning the literature and science of the time. And God gave Daniel special ability in understanding the meanings of visions and dreams. When the three-year training period ordered by the king was completed, the chief official brought all the young men to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with each of them, and none of them impressed him as much as Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. So they were appointed to his regular staff of advisers. In all matters requiring wisdom and balanced judgment, the king found the advice of these young men to be ten times better than that of all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.
On a diet of vegetables and water. Isn't it amazing? It is just amazing how God offers timely reassurance, especially when we ask. I had to Bless God, praise God, and thank God. I just couldn't get over it.