Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Week Eleven - Watermelon, Watermelon

When God created the fruit of the garden, He wasn't simply playing around making pretty things to look at or something that would excite our palate. Instead, he had a purpose, as He does with everything. 

As I thought about fruit and why God made it, I explored and found some benefits of particular fruits. These might surprise you!

If you are stressed - eat bananas.
If you struggle with high blood pressure - eat raisins.
If you want to prevent kidney stones - eat apricots.
If you struggle with high cholesterol - eat pears.
If you have hemorrhoids - eat figs.
If you feel fatigued - drink orange juice.
If you have an inflammatory disease like arthritis - eat blueberries and cherries.
And a funny one -
If you are in a bad mood - eat coconut!

And which fruits have the most cleansing powers? Watermelon comes out on top, followed by avocado, apple, cranberry, grapefruit, and lemon.

The vitamins and minerals in fruit have healing properties created and designed by God. So enjoy your watermelon!

We could give the vitamins a Bible application, too.

We need Vitamin C for correction, compassion, and consecration.
Vitamin E for exhortation.
Vitamin K for kindness.
Vitamin B complex for all the be ye's in the Word - be ye kind, be faithful, be steadfast, etc.
Vitamin A for agape love.
Vitamin D for diligence.

You could have fun thinking of other vitamins and Bible applications but don't miss the point. God created all things for our benefit and enjoyment. 

The graceful Christian also abounds in fruit - the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

God is so very interested in your well-being. He gives you physical fruits to nurture your body and spiritual fruit that nurtures your soul. However, these do you no good unless you add them to your diet. Just as you need a healthy physical diet, you need a healthy spiritual diet.

So the next time you cut into a big watermelon, or munch down on a banana, take time to thank God for the bounty and benefit of everything He created.

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