As I sat there and looked up the nutrition information on the pumpkin muffin I'd just shoveled down my throat.
It had a whopping 530 calories, 20 fat grams and 80 carbohydrates! Stunned, I wondered why I would ever want to know this information?
Why did I look this up?
Now I wouldn't be able to eat my pumpkin muffin in good conscience ever again!
Ignorance is bliss. Or is it?
If I didn't know this nutritional information I would eat the muffin thinking that because it contains vegetable, it must be good for me! Yes, I'll keep telling myself that.
Just like Juicy Juice is 100% juice and is good for my kids ha!
But the truth is, eating a pumpkin muffin every day for the rest of my life might lead to some serious consequences.
Heart disease, obesity, lack of energy and diabetes could be in my future. Now that I'm in the know, I can't deny the potential negative affects this could have. I have a responsibility and a decision to make, whether I like it or not.
Same goes with the information we get from movies like Food Inc.
We can ignore it or we can do something about it.
While visiting with Frank and Sue in KY they gave us homeschoolers a little lesson on health.
(standard american diet)
Frank explained how most of the stuff I've been feeding my kids isn't good for them. Which I do try to feed my children healthy, but I must admit I wasn't fully educated. I am started to read up and educate myself in eating and living more healthy!
We don't drink coke. Except my husband, he drinks it like water. Which I have always hated!
Well after 10 years of nagging him to stop. Just one lesson and demonstration from Frank..Justin is coke free:)
He had his last coke on Saturday! It's a miracle!
and I'm always trying to get more fruits and vegetables down my husband....I try to hide veggies in his food and all.
10 years of fighting and what does Frank do....
Gets him to drink a spinach shake! And he loved it!
Similarly, for some people it's easier to pretend God isn't real, hell is made up. But when we are faced with the reality that there is a God who we are accountable to, there is a hell, and evil is present, we know we have some decisions to make. Instead of living in denial, we need to accept that ignorance is not bliss and it's not doing us any favors. So we need to search for truth about God in the pages of His Word.
Scripture is the one place where we can be sure we will find all we need to know about God. However, many folks try to figure out God without the Bible. They want a god on their terms.
"Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused." Romans 1:21-22
Denying God's existence is not going to change the fact that He is there either. Ignorance is not bliss - it is ignorance.
We must make a conscious decision daily to invest in our spiritual health through learning about God through time in the Bible. We must connect and remain with Him. With God's Word lighting our path, we are armed with truth, so we can make informed decisions that will help us grow, not lead us into deception.
We are in the know and will strive to work on our spiritual health as well as our physical health.
Now, I'm off to go make my family a spinach, avocado and strawberry shake.
Love, the new juicer:)
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