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Friday Feature: Cut the Meat

By September 16, 2011June 20th, 20224 Comments

When God tells you something you better listen or there will be dire consequences. This I know and I know you know. Though God is gracious, longsuffering and a divine power of peace He commands and expects us to obey Him:

“If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15)

For years I suffered in my body and was telling God I didn’t love Him when I ignored His nudges to get me to eat a more plant-based diet. Every time I ate this way, I had great physical, mental, emotional and spiritual results, but I always resorted to what was my norm: a helping of meat, and vegetables, legumes and grains as side dishes. God was telling me that my body needed a helping of plant-based foods and a side of meat. But I got stuck in my comfort zone and in poor health with skin and digestive problems, mental fogginess, internal emotional struggles and great lulls in my spiritual consistency. So on June 2, 2011 when I heard in my prayer time “Cut the meat,” I knew 18 years of God’s gracious nudges had ceased and He was shouting His calling for me, at least in this season. I am now a semi-vegetarian, more specifically a pescetarian, eating mostly plant-based foods and occasionally eating fish or other seafood. Almost immediately my spiritual antenna grew, my body felt lighter, my skin got clearer and my internal anxiety disappeared. People ask me is it hard not eating meat or poultry, but I had already scaled down my meat consumption, often only eating vegetarian meals. Already being used to eating less meat made my transition easy. I’m also loving a better body and rich spiritual life and don’t want to miss another two decades of such an abundant life. I want to redeem the time and we don’t know how much of it we have here on earth. Without a doubt, obedience to God is our key. With obedience we can open many doors that only God could imagine and He wants us to walk through. Don’t miss YOUR new body, mind and spiritual walk. Do whatever He has told YOU to do.


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