Today I will share with you my vision and thoughts around my dedication to food and the benefits of living a healthy, balanced life.
When I was 15 years old God started to call on my heart. He continued for a year and in that time, I started to read his book, the bible. I had at that time not read one single book and it was a huge challenge to start just to read. But I made up my mind that I had to find out about this God that constantly were whispering to my heart, and the best way I knew at that time was to read his book. I started to read in the first chapter, because that is what you do when you read a regular book.
I read Genesis through and thought it was very strange and remarkable, and even though I did not understand much of it I was amazed by the God I read about. My favorite Chapter, and it will always be so, is Chapter one, where God created, and He saw that it was good.
He created man because he wanted someone to be with and he saw that it was good. The power and awesomeness of a God that loves to create flipped my mind totally and also the fact that I was made by him made my world change dramatically.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 16 and He has been with me in every aspect of my life since then. He is the author of my life and he is the finisher of my life.
I got to know the Holy Spirit when I was 17 years old and since then He has been my best friend, my consoler and my guidance. He keeps my steps correctly in my everyday life and keep me connected to Gods word in a good and healthy way.
My food interest started when I was about 9 years old. But not in a good way. I had lived until then with almost no food in my life and often starved in lack of food for days. But at the age of 8 that changed, and my food addiction got into an unhealthy habit. Because of my severe food intolerance and my allergies that made my body very sick and I developed several inflammation deceases.
I must admit that I was not very good at taking good care of my body. I had an unhealthy relationship to exercise, overeat in periods and went out of food for periods. I got so depressed when I found out that my self-image did not change not matter how I looked and gave up for several years, just eating unhealthy and being sick.
10 years ago, I was so sick that my doctor wanted me to stop working. Stubborn as I am I said No, because I had worked so hard for my education and the position I had. So, I agreed on working less. I then came over the bible verse: “As your days — so shall your strength be!” Deuteronomy 33:25.
I got so angry, because that was not my world at that time, and then and there I knew that if I did not believe in this bible verse – then I would not believe in other bible verses either.
So, I made up my mind to walk the verse out in my life and make it a reality.
I started a journey where I think I said the verse 10.000 times a day; I paused because I was so sick and had no strength left and I said the verse and I could go on some more.
I also started exercising regularly and changed my food habits to be healthier and in the everyday life, not just a diet.
I started to read the bible regularly in the morning
because I believe the words have healing power to our mind
and when we strengthen our spirit,
it makes us easier to be in charge over our mind and body.
For about 1 year I did this and then suddenly all my pain and inflammation were gone. I could eat what ever I wanted without being sick. The healing I felt in the beginning came of because of the food I ate. But my total healing came from God. I know that you can get healed instantly and I strongly believe in that, but for some it may also take a period where you have to stand on the promises of God and believe them to be true until they come alive in your life.
I also found out that I was not the only one being into food and the benefits it gives. A good friend of mine back then was also into it, but she was connecting it to New Age, Yoga, alternative healing and so on. She also had connection to the spiritual world and had many things she told about that had happened to her.
Over the years we had long discussions on the subject where I told that I think God created all things and that there is the spiritual room we have both God and the Devil, and we have to be careful about mixing.
She decided to make Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior and stopped following her conviction of the spiritual world and started living out what the bible said. This lovely friend of mine was not so good at going to the doctor and she went there fare to late when they found out about her cancer. She lived about 1 year after she got her diagnose and by then it had spread to all of her body.
My heart fell to pieces that we could not pray for her healing and even though I know that she is in a much better place now and that we will meet again, my heart still wishes to honor her. I must add that it is important that you never stop believing for healing and always continue to pray for it to happen.
My belief in Genesis chapter one that God is the creator of all thing and that we shall give him honor for all he has created is the main reason for starting LivingJeanette. The other reason is my heart for my friend. She decided to turn her back to New Age and all it represents, and follow Jesus Christ.
So, my dedication is to in the best way I can show that God has created all food and it is good for us. He is a genius, so he also made the food good for our bodies with lots of benefits.
New Age and author alternative religion has copied this and made it to their belief. I want to honor God and in the best way I can show the biblical truth about this subject and about the spiritual room.
I know that with the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
I can be in any environment he puts me in
and be protected as long as I walk closely with the Holy Spirit
and are rooted deeply in Gods Word.
I use terms and language in some of my description to connect with other religions to make them curious about my testimony.
I believe in a strong confession of the Word of God to show that He is the one we shall glorify, and He is the creator of all we enjoy. And because I know his strength and power, I know that people will get touched by who he is and that they will get an interest in getting to know more about his son Jesus Christ.
Over the last 10 years I have also noticed that the mind thinking in New Age has been more and more accepted in Christian churches.
I find that very sad, and I wish to lift up the word of God in every setting I come and to make the truths of his word be a sword. I think it is very important that we face the facts that we see around us and stand for what we believe in.
My experience is that many people are deceived because of lack of knowledge, and therefore it is highly important that we let the truth in the bible be known. There is no room for other religious thoughts or activities in the Church of God, only the word of God.
Our body is our temple, and I believe we should take good care of what God has made and live a healthy balanced life that gives him honor in every way we can.
Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
who is in you, whom you have from God,
and you are not your own?
For you were bought at a price;
therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit,
which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6.19-20