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Premise (straight from the sheet)-American women (for the most part) relate poorly to food and exercise, mostly as a means to an end. Living in the freedom of the gospel changes how we eat and work-out. We can see these everyday practices as opportunities to glorify God
-God made food and cares about our consumption
---Genesis 9:3- after flood people are allowed to eat meat
---Exodus 16:31- Israel given manna
---1 Corinthians 10:31- "whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
-We often let food tell us who we are
---the Corinthians believed that you can receive whatever you're craving "food is for the stomach and the stomach for food"
---food is an enemy that gets in the way of what we want and need--we all want the perfect size and food is getting in the way of that.
--------her thoughts: food already has a lot of power because of biological need for it and making it the enemy gives it more power
---using it as an idol: controlling food comforts us when we feel lonely, rejected, or out of control
---------Eve->looking to food to give the power/knowledge instead of God
---------her thoughts: controlling it (ie. being vegan for no allergy or similar reason) or going to it for comfort is looking to it to be a savior
-The Bible frees us to be ourselves->should be aware of the source and content of food, and how it affects God's world, including our bodies . Also must be aware of our hearts' intention as we eat
---for instance bad farming practices, exploiting workers, etc
---are we eating because we're entitled or realizing God's pleasure in it
-Good TASTES GOOD-God went to great effort to give us tastebuds and make them correspond to many substances in nature.
---food itself isn't the problem
-use it to worship: food is one of many ways that God cares for us. Food and eating can't save or destroy us, only God can
---eat with a grateful heart
---we pray before we eat->it's so important/powerful to recognize where it came from (think about it:we don't pray before other everyday activities)
---what you eat is a way to love others->eat what a host offers you when they've gone to great lengths to make it
EXERCISE our bodies were made to move
-we let exercise tell us who we are
---slaves-exercise is a necessary evil, so I do what's most efficient
------thoughts: it becomes the savior of food
---snobs-people who exercise are vain and care too much about appearance
---saints-physical prowess and self-discipline make self feel better than others
-The Bible frees us to be who we are
---players- we are free to exercise in a way that we enjoy. We don't have to conform to a physical standard
------Thoughts: there's a form of exercise that everyone enjoys even if we haven't discovered what it is yet, and physical activity doesn't guarantee the body you want
---we need to take care of our bodies, and they work better when they exercise
-God gives us abilities, and we are grateful for them
-it's a lot harder to hate your body if you appreciate what it can do->probably one of my favorite points
I realize that writing it down doesn't have nearly the same effect as hearing it. But I promise it was a really good seminar. I'm very excited because I emailed the speaker and they're putting all four days on CD and she's gonna mail me a copy.