Hi all, I have been unwell for some time now, something of a food intolerance, maybe allergy I wont know until the test results come (as soon as I actually go for the blood test). But it got me thinking about just the general view of foods, diets and just the fact that food allergies being on such a high rise these days.
So I have been struggling with my skin since moving, I have tried changing my water and beauty products, it’s been nearly a year now and have not seen any change, or at least the change I want (no acne or acne scars). So two weeks ago I decided to try this whole dairy free eating, I have seen so many people review it and swear by it.
I love my tea, and my breakfast often include smoothies or just yoghurt and fruit, so I opted for a almond milk to replace my normal milk and some almond based yoghurt, first week was ok and second week I started to get sick, it was a weird kind of illness, I wake up unwell and just generally drowsy and the sickness progress till evening when I’m essential useless to anybody. It wasn’t until end of the second week that my mother asked if maybe its the almonds making me ill.
Here is some background, since I can remember, eating peanuts has always left me feeling nauseated and sick. However my Mom went through a period of being wheat free and dairy free, almond meal and almond milk were a regular in our house, I never had issues.
So here I am, I also have some intolerance to wheat, peanuts, almonds and probably some other foods as I’m just always having some dietary issues.
While I was pondering my possible new reality I remembered a period a few years ago when before every meal my mother would read this scripture;
Then God said I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
and then these two verses…
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals as well as reptiles and birds. Then the voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities. They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
As I think on these verses, it strikes me as odd to develop intolerances and allergies at a later stage in life. And as a Baby Christian (I like that I can call myself that) and becoming more aware of spiritual warfare I can’t help but think there’s more to it than just a scientific reason or some explanation.
While I work up enough courage to do these tests (massive fear of needles) I have made it a prayer point for me to really seek God about this, looking at God word that he’s provided these things for me as food, and he commands not to call anything impure that he has made clean.
Psalm 107 above continues on to say
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.