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What's so spiritual about food?

What’s So Spiritual About Food?

The Holy Spirit produces a different kind of fruit: unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindheartedness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness, and self-control. You won’t find any law opposed to fruit like this.

Galatians 5:22-23 Voice

The concept of spirituality in our fast paced modern world can often be overlooked and under-prioritized.

On the contrary, we believe spirituality is a simple, important part of our everyday life. Today we’re gonna answer what’s so spiritual about food?

I’m really grateful God made food taste so good. Like he didn’t have to make food taste good to keep us alive, but we still have a variety of amazing food! I’m talking about, Pizza, Ramen, Ribs, Sushi, Rice Cheese, and so much more.

God wants us to feel joy and be thankful for what he’s given us. I can often think back to when I was a child and ate pizza my mom brought home for me and my siblings after a long day at school. When we would take a bite out of that shrimp garlic pizza from Yellow Cab we knew our mom loved us. What’s so spiritual about food is the experience God wants us to have together. 

They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness,

Acts 2:46 TLB

This group of Christians were hanging out, and spending time and eating together. We know that they are having a blast partying and great conversations because it says great joy and thankfulness. Most of the best conversations I’ve had were over food. Sharing a meal together with someone encourages us and connects us as people.

Recently, as I’ve been working to make more time for things that matter to me; I realized that an easy way for me to make time for my friends and family was to go grab something to eat with them. Everyone gets so busy with life, but we always have to make time to get something to eat. So the next time you eat, why not eat with a friend? 

Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay for the night.

1 Peter 4:9 TLB

During the Pandemic, my roommates and I couldn’t share our home, but we could share meals. So we did a drive-through bbq for some of our friends to spread some joy and help people feel connected and loved while we were stuck at home. Just like the scripture says, it brought cheer into our hearts.

So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together.

1 Corinthians 11:33 NIV

Food not only brings us together but gives people the joy God wants us to have. So if you’ve missed hanging out with friends recently or haven’t talked to a family member in years. Food is always a good way to reconnect with people. And that’s what’s so spiritual about food.

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