The end of Day 8 ended well, especially when my youngest asked; "Why are you guys not eating any candy?" "Are you on a diet?" My husband and I smiled. We began to explain how we are making a choice not to eat some foods and focus on the foods that are natural and really good for us. We want to take the time out to choose the foods we NEED more than we WANT.
"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." -Romans 8:5-6, NKJV
Wow! Day 9 and I feel like I have a control over the NEED of something versus the WANT of something. As our family is having the conversation of 'new habits' of eating. My son says, "I feel bad for you." From a 7year old's perspective; I guess it would seem sad. Not having something that you WANT when you WANT IT--may seem unfair. But, this was a perfect opportunity to teach them that though we THINK we WANT something we may not actually really NEED it. My husband explained, "Things taste different. You don't even miss the sugary things you thought you needed".
It's the vitamins and minerals of natural foods we eat which gives us strength and health. And with the 'word of God' - it sustains me. I can't but help think about what is going on right now in our world. The NEED for a brand new car. The NEED for a high-paying job. The NEED for name brand clothes. These NEEDS have buried the truth. And the truth is that we can have sustenance with the basic necessities of life. But, we need to purge the belief systems of WANTING and really see the true NEEDs in our life! Be blessed everyone!
Day 8 Meals
Breakfast: Apples, Raisins w/ bowl of Cream of Wheat
Lunch: Homemade Butternut Squash and Carrot, Cabbage, Celery, w/ wheat penne
Dinner: Wheat Penne Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce w/ crushed tomatoes, Garlic with a Spring Mix and Spinach Salad w/ yellow peppers, carrots, dried Cranberries
Snacks: Cashews, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Cranberries- trial mix, Organic Popcorn