The wisest man in the world writes in Ecclesiastes that only three things satisfy. Your wife, your work, and food. I talk about the first two often so let’s talk about food.
I love food, it’s amazing really. All flesh come from grass, and all produce is captured solar energy and soil nutrients. It’s Gods gift to us, fully connecting us to creation. Food is fuel, it gives us life. Its communion, its art, its sensual. Geography is defined by it. Family/friends connect over it. Food brings pleasure, contentment, thankfulness; it makes us grateful. Types of food and their smells bring back memories of happy times with people we love. Next to sex it’s the most intimate thing we can do. We take it into our bodies and it becomes part of who we are.
Jesus multiplied it not just once but twice. His men followed him not because of the miracles but because of the food. His first miracle was wine making. His last act was a meal with those he loved. Though He knew and valued its importance he could also do with out it for long periods of time while under temptation. When his men worried about not having brought any sandwiches along on a boat ride, He did not. He had self control. He knew who His provider was.
How we do with our penis is directly related to what we eat. If we eat bad, we feel bad, then do bad. As apposed to the better choice; eat good, feel good, do good. To keep your penis under control you must do relationship well. To do relationship well you must do food well. If I am meeting with someone we are most often eating. It’s communion. The body of Christ broken for you. Have a glass of wine with your meal,… the blood of Christ shed for you. When we do it together, we connect deeper. It’s intimate.
When I made a list of things that I wanted in a woman that I wanted to marry my list went like this. 1. Jesus freak 2.Hot 3.Great cook. Prayer works gentlemen because I got them all. Diane is a phenomenal cook, it’s in her genes. Her Grandma Flo had a restaurant in Chino CA called “Flo’s Airport Café. It was John Wimber’s favorite restaurant. John’s wife Carol even mentioned it in his biography “The Way It Was.” How cool is that? Women ask/tell me all the time “I want to get married, do you know any men for me?” My response is “can you cook?” It’s been said many times that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Things change, but that will not.
As you well know we can over do things. Last winter I looked at myself in the mirror and thought I either need to lose weight or buy all new clothes. So I opted for the former and in the last 8 months I have lost 35 lbs.. I did it by increased activity, not over eating, and not touching anything but water after dinner until breakfast. Now I’m buying new smaller clothes, feel a ton better, and enjoying food even more.
Diets don’t work. God didn’t put cinnamon rolls on earth to punish us. I eat what my body wants until I am full. Instead of packing as much in and fast as I can I now eat slowly, thoughtfully, gratefully. Food tastes so much better when we are hungry. Sex is so much better when we have shown restraint. Over eating is food masturbation.
When I was a kid the rich ate processed food and the poor ate from scratch. Now the rich eat from scratch and the poor eat processed. 1 in 4 Americans gets cancer and it’s primarily linked to diet. If you can’t pronounce what’s on the ingredient list, or God didn’t create that way it shouldn’t go in your mouth. If you cook and bake from scratch and not out of a box your body will thank you for it and it will be reflected in your purity.
Cheap food isn’t cheap. You’ll pay now with how you feel, and later with your health. The math alone on future medical bills would off set any immediate help to your bill fold. We are on the back side of 3 generations off post industrial age group think that has locked into the mindset of cheap food is more important than quality food. When the poverty mind set wants to pull you down remember who you’re your provider is. He wants the best for you in every way, and He is faithful. Ps 23 I shall not want. Ps 37 I was young and now I am old and I have never seen the righteous beg for bread. Ps 147:14 He satisfies you with the finest wheat.
Go organic. The nutrition levels are a minimum of double so your body will be satisfied with less. You will stay away from chemical inputs, synthetic fertilizer, and GMOs. What we feed our bodies becomes who we are and is married to our sexuality. Cooking and eating right is work. It takes time to learn, but it will pay you back today, and tomorrow.
If you reflect back on a sexual failure it is most likely linked to a fried burrito, as much as it is to isolation, or being tired. Taking care of yourself is loving you. When you love you now you have the ability to love others. Its one big happy circle of love coming back to wrap its arms around you and give you what you need.