Soul Food Sunday: Thank God For Good Land

I’ve been researching the nutritional value of the foods we might eat- there’s a plethora of information online. And while I do want to make informed choices about the food I eat, I have to remember that God wants us, above all, to be thankful for what we’ve got.


So. My research has led me to watch out for genetically modified foods (“GMOs”). And to limit PUFAs (“Polyunsaturated Fats”). I’m eating less of even whole grains and beans, as they contain “anti-nutrients”. And I’ve invested in grass-fed beef and organic, free-range chickens and eggs.

I’m doing a number of things! But most important of all, I want to remember that God has supplied us with everything we need. A concern for nutritional value has renewed my interest in gardening again, and I’m actually appreciating my food much more, as I discover how much effort it takes to produce that food.

We shouldn’t take our food for granted! The cost might seem slight, when there are so many “deals” out there. It does cost considerable less to consume genetically modified foods (through the food chain, as they’re fed to the animals we eat, and are an added ingredient in most prepared foods). Prepared foods using lower-quality, GMO ingredients can be produced at a fraction of the cost of quality foods. But meanwhile, our health declines. Is it worth the “bargain”?

Bottom line, I’m going to appreciate my food. I will seek higher quality, even if it means less quantity. And after I’ve eaten and am satisfied, I will praise God. Not every food IS satisfying, but God did provide the right stuff. We just need to choose it!

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“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.” Deuteronomy 8:10

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