The Apostle Paul is letting us know the importance of giving thanks to God at mealtime that it should be apart of our Christian traditions. It not only acknowledges that God provided our food that we are thankful for but it also makes the food healthier for us because it becomes consecrated by the word of God and through prayer. The word consecrated means ‘holy’ the Greek meaning means sacred. Therefore, if it is made holy or sacred by God and through God means that it cannot harm us.
It could protect us from botulism and other food poisonings. It could protect us from unproperly cooked foods. Or foods that we aren’t used to eating when traveling to other foreign countries not knowing what we are being served. I have been both to Israel and Africa and I prayed over the food because there were times I wasn’t sure what I was eating. I was thankful for the food. Thank God for the power of prayer.
If you have an ailment in your body such as blood sugar or a heart condition. Whatever your condition pray that your food brings nourishment and healing to those conditions. I remember when I was young I was hit by a car and the doctors said I would never walk again. I crushed my femur bone. But I believe through the power of prayer and good nutrition that my condition changed because of all the calcium I was ingesting from the milk and ice cream that I was eating. Verse 7 says nourished on the truths of the faith. Amen. Our God is so good! He will heal us through prayer and thanksgiving that brings nourishment to our physical bodies more than physical training.
As I got older and started studying nutrition I read where God created all kinds of foods to heal our bodies. The walnut that’s shaped like a brain is for brain health. The apple with the enzyme pectin is good for digestion. The banana balances your stomach acid. Cauliflower destroys cancer cells. Pomegranate helps purify the blood. Rice helps you relax. Turkey high in L Tryptophan helps you sleep along with vitamin B6 and magnesium. Fresh Pineapple high in the enzyme bromelain reduces inflammation. Fish is good for the brain. Coconut helps get rid of fungus in your body.
God created something for all of our body parts.
I encourage you before you bring anything to your lips to give God thanksgiving through prayer and see if you don’t see changes in your physical body. What you bring to your lips turns into manna for your body.
Just think when you fold your hands in prayer your getting a spiritual workout. 1,2,3, fold those hands and pray inviting the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
God is so good!
Father God, I pray today in the name of Jesus Christ that you forgive us for taking prayer for granted. I ask Father God that you bless everyone that reads this with a long and healthy life that glorifies you! Amen
Prayer of Salvation
Father God, I ask that you forgive me of all my sins known and unknown. Today, I accept your One and only Son Jesus Christ that died for my sins that was crucified dead and buried and rose from the dead on the third day. Today, I accept him as my Lord and Savior. I ask in the name of Jesus Christ that you send his Holy Spirit to guide me in my new Christian walk of faith.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whosoever should believe in him would not perish but have everlasting life.