The benefits of detoxing are immense and beneficial to our overall health. Many detox program followers report feeling peaceful and energetic. This is due to the fact that while we’re detoxing, we are eliminating the influx of things that caused us to need to detox in the first place. By cutting out sugar, caffeine, trans and saturated fat, our mind and body will have an immediate and positive reaction. Then when we combine the elimination of unhealthy food with the increase of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables; the impact is only that much greater.
Weight of the world on our mind. The need to detox our mind with the words of God is equally important and beneficial. As we take in negativity from the media and our interactions with the world, it can weigh on our mind. That is part of the reason we are told not to grow weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9). There is an understanding we may be saddened by the way people treat each other and the fact that wrong seems to be celebrated. We will look around and see a world where selfishness is portrayed as good sense or a means of survival. Cleansing our mind. As with any good detox, we first need to stop taking in the negativity that is having an undesirable effect on our consciousness. Christians are to be transformed from the world by the renewing of their mind; focusing on what is good and acceptable to God (Romans 12:2). Oftentimes, we overlook this aspect of detoxing our mind. Removing the negativity is a good start, but it is not enough for us to stop eating sugar and saturated fats; because we still need to eat. Like our body, our mind needs to be fed something in order to grow and have energy. Once we limit our consumption of negativity, we must then increase our consumption of optimism.
There is no greater a book than the Bible to feed our optimism; we can read about the last becoming first and of good conquering evil. In fact, Jesus Christ wants us to focus on the positive. Philippians 4:8 (NKJV), "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." Jesus wants us to read scripture. Joshua 1:8 (NKJV), "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Jesus Christ wants us to be the light in a dark world. Matthew 5:16 (ESV), "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
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