I didn’t start out as a bulimic. I just thought that if I could control my eating, I would be a better person, more holy even. I cut out one food after another. Constant denial ended up in giant binges and then finally, full-blown bulimia. Eating according to my standards became my morality. In my deceived way of thinking, ‘eating pure’ made me closer to God, while anything else made me sinful
Like bulimia, Orthorexia Nervosa begins with the idea of health, but over time, hardly any foods fit the eater’s high standards and major eating disorders may result. Today, society accepts this constant refusal of all things good as noble eating. We are all deceived.
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.….So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 25, 26, 31, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, forgive us for refusing your bountiful goodness. May we eat with both grace and thankfulness. For Christ who died that we might enjoy both. Amen.