Faith and Food (by Molly)

Has anyone noticed how trendy eating “healthy” has become? Of course eating healthy is a great idea! But how many people are consumed by what they are consuming?

All these people that say they are free from certain things but all I see is food bondage… free from dairy, free from sugar, free from gluten, or plant based. Has to check every ingredient, has to ask the person what they put in the dish they brought to a party, has to buy special ingredients that cost 10x more, doesn’t get to eat if the food isn’t free from all these things at a dinner outing or a family get together.

People feel bad for bringing food they can’t have around.

Many people stress and have so much guilt if they eat these “unhealthy” foods. And for what?? If you aren’t allergic to these things you need to be free from why do you feel so guilty to consume something off “diet” once and awhile?

Did Jesus not tell us not to worry about our food? I’ve seen people almost worship their diets, and I’ve seen people look less lively because of it. We aren’t supposed to feel ashamed of eating, it’s what keeps us going!

I’m all for the healthy options, but sometimes a gooey cinnamon roll, or a glazed doughnut gives me life!

Mom’s special birthday donut celebration at FIVE DAUGHTERS Donut Co. Franklin, TN

It brings so much joy and satisfaction to indulge in that beautiful creation of gluten and sugar and dairy. And I don’t think that eating that once in while is going to knock any years off my life, you know what may, constantly thinking about how food is affecting your image and following all these silly rules! Why can’t we just celebrate food! And love it, and fellowship with it. Without worrying about who made what because that one lady that brings that dish to the potluck adds sugar to her cakes, or that lady doesn’t use gluten free flour.

This is a layered cake I made for my sister Megan’s baby shower a year ago

I am a type 1 diabetic, and I have had to watch what I eat more than most, counting carbs is just apart of my life. And if anyone needs to be checking how much sugar is in something it’s me!

And I have to do this in order to maintain a healthy blood glucose. I have to calculate many things before I eat, such as.. when I eat if I eat to soon after a insulin shot my blood sugar goes high, if I don’t eat the food I took a shot for soon enough I will start to crash, and have a low blood sugar. I have to look at the food and guess or research how many carbs it has in it.

I have to think about how different foods affect my blood sugar levels. Sometimes I don’t need a shot in advance and sometimes I need to wait half an hour before I can eat the food in front of me.

It has been a hard journey for me with food, because I have always loved food so much. Yet it can truly wreck my body if I don’t calculate things right.

When I see people who’s bodies are completely normal thinking about all these things that I need to think about just to survive, it kind of makes me sad.

God designed your body to work perfectly with food. Your pancreas is designed to react when you eat, it releases the hormone insulin to maintain a healthy blood sugar level at all times. It’s a beautiful thing how God created a way to process things we eat!

He made our bodies to intelligently. So when I see people stressing over every little thing they put in their bodies I feel sorry for them. I don’t stress over what I eat. I look at food for what it truly is, although, I need to manually do what my body cannot, which is taking insulin shots.

I don’t let food become a mental thing for me. I thank the Lord for it and I enjoy it. When we eat our bodies use what it needs, it takes the nutrients to thrive off of and the rest is discarded.

That donut I ate 2 weeks ago is not still in me, it’s not affecting me anymore. My everyday eating lifestyle is fairly healthy as I try to bring as much nutrients into my food as I can.

I make and eat things that are wholesome for my body, but I also don’t stress about eating things with sugar on occasion. I can eat healthy or unhealthy all I want and that’s isn’t going to determine the number of years I get on this earth, My God is in complete control of that. So in other words, I believe in MODERATION.

Gluten isn’t evil, sugar isn’t evil, dairy isn’t evil, pork isn’t evil, meat isn’t evil, it’s not going to kill you. Jesus probably ate gluten, Jesus ate meat, and if Jesus came to my house to eat with me I know he would eat something I made with sugar in it.

Not writing this to the people with food intolerances or allergies.. and I hope you don’t feel like I am being judgmental. I just want a few people out there to take a step back and take what I’m saying into consideration❤️ and appreciate the way God made your body. I hope you can embrace faith and food.

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

This is a cookbook I am working on which contains so many treasured recipes handed down through generations in my family. Coming soon!

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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4 thoughts on “Faith and Food (by Molly)”

  1. I so appreciate this, it’s so relatable. I usually don’t hang around these sites but when I came across this, it was exactly what I needed to see.

    I’m all about eating a bit healthier, but most of my family are super strict… to the point where it’s almost a sin to eat anything that doesn’t perfectly match their standards. And then… I see them constantly getting sick, getting fevers, over and over and over again.

    I’ve had one fever that I can remember throughout all my teenage years. Even with all the Chickfila and Arby’s and donuts I’ve put in, which many of them speak against.

    It couldn’t be truer what you said – Jesus never told us to walk on eggshells when finding things to eat. He said don’t worry.

  2. I really needed to hear this today and I appreciate what you have said.

    At the same time I am wondering what to do having a condition that makes me have to limit my eating to frequent small portions such as snack size if you will and limit my carbs as well.
    Just having to eat differently than “tradionally” eating.

    I really enjoy your site and input.

    Thank you so much


    1. Your so kind to take time to leave a comment! I am glad you found some encouragement, bc I know eating and food is a touchy subject sometimes. But it’s a part of life too so it’s great to hear everyone’s thoughts

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