day eight: forming the conversation

Here’s why I blog- I know there are others out there.

I know there are others who struggle with having a healthy relationship with food, while also being healthy.

I know other people fight between using food for fuel and something it was not intended for.

Besides the fact that it also helps me in the process, I write so we can bring this issue to table. Because we need to. We as a culture, but more importantly, we as Believers.

My church is doing a series right now called “Trending” where we talk about big issues “the church” needs to address. The pastor discussed how so many times Christians shy away from hard topics of sexuality, health, drugs, politics, etc.. But he believes (and so do I) that we as Believers should be the ones forming the conversation on these topics. We do have the Word of God after all.

I’ve shied away from talking about big things “cultural” things that I didn’t think mattered since I was a Christian. Boy, was I wrong.

The rising obesity rate? The fact that this generation of children are expected to live 5 years less than the previous one. 5 YEARS. The fact that girls (and guys) are hiding themselves in food, trying to use it to fill a space in their heart. The fact that people are dying due to diseases that are 100 percent preventable. I could go on, but the point is these things are on God’s heart.

We are called to be in the world, not of it. We are called to speak Truth into darkness. We are called to be a city on a hill, shining for the whole world to see. We can’t shy away from big, scary, “worldly” issues anymore. We have to form the conversation. Because that, kind of like I said before, is the first step to healing. And we, as Believers, can show the way to true healing, only in the Lord.

 

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3 thoughts on “day eight: forming the conversation

  1. Over here from the Allume newbies link-up and I clicked around as I think you linked to an older post (maybe on purpose?). But oh man, I needed to read this today! Thanks for linking up and writing this!

  2. I love love love your philosophy on this! I didn’t know it yet, but I think this is why I am so drawn to blogging too – to connect to others who are going through the same issues as me. And to realize that it is important to form the conversation.

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