To the maker of the feast,To the power of loaf and yeast,Till the bread and broth doth cease,Gratefulness is joy!
Calvin Miller, Guardians of the Singreale
I am discovering that Eucharisteo--thankfulness--is the key to intuitive eating.
Not a list of don'ts, or can't-haves, just gratefulness for every little bite, every little blessing. Who knew?
The more we pile on the rules, the tips, the guidelines...the more the focus is taken off our living, flowing, constantly communicated relationship with God. When we are in constant connection--constant communion (there's that Eucharist again)--with Him, we naturally eat in moderation unencumbered by rules laws and fear and deprivation.
Us, His children, sitting in His lap. There is no deprivation, only perfect provision.
It breaks my heart seeing my sisters all over the world so caught up in their diets, their programs, their how-to guides, trying desperately to get it all right, never transgress, fight their way back when they fall off the wagon.
The lips know only shallow tunes.
The heart is where great symphonies are born.
Why can't we just live in his lap and joy in His gifts and let gratefulness be our song to His heart, our very heartbeat? Can we not live the yes in this, as in every other area of our lives?
"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
because anyone who serves Christ in this way
is pleasing to God and receives human approval."