With all of the festivities, family, friends and food during the holiday seasons, you could easily go overboard without a plan.
I’ll admit, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and the food makes it even more enjoyable! Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance, against such there is no law.”
A fun way to help you not go overboard is to feast on the fruit…of the spirit!!! Since love is the greatest of them all, spread love and put lemons in a beautiful glass container of water. It’s more appealing that way and it will help you avoid indulging in a festive punch or carbonated drink filled with sugar. The lovely things about lemons are they are fat free, low in sodium, low in calories, high in vitamin C and are the best liver detoxifiers. Now that’s love.
Since the joy of the Lord is your strength, don’t let anyone or anything steal it. Not even your favorite holiday chocolates. Instead try some good old fashioned jujube’s (Chinese dates). They have been known to have medicinal healing ingredients in them and they’re delicious. They remind me of dates when they are mature.
Instead of a piece of pie, have peace with a pomegranate and pear! They’re both in season and are absolutely the perfect festive fruit.
After all of the long-suffering you’ve endured this year, stay on track and suffer no more. Instead, ENLIVEN up your food with one of my favorites, lime! A lime can spice up anything!
There’s a scripture in the bible that says, “Thy gentleness has made me great.” Since God has been gentle with you, choose to be gentle to your body, which is God’s anyway and enjoy a nice serving of grapes. They are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and are a good source of vitamin C and K.
With all of the goodness in the air, a great way to be good to you is by having a grapefruit. Treat yourself to a ruby red slush! It’s high in vitamin A and C and a great source of fiber.
Now without faith it’s impossible to please God, have faith that you can stay on track during the holiday season. Figs are available through-out the year and are a naturally sweet fruit filled with anti-oxidants and vitamins.
To avoid gaining a few extra pounds this season, mix various melons together for dessert. They are filled with much needed water and electrolytes. You can even call it meekness melons since this is your fruit of the spirit.
During this time of the year temperance is a very important fruit of the spirit. An excellent way to combat gluttony and operate in it is to replace temptations with The Word of God. Job 23:12 says, “I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” Make God’s word priority, take Fitness by Force and don’t forget the fruit!