Food and Worship

I'm sure many of y'all have noticed the title of my blog, Faith and Fitness, and you may be wondering why that's the title since I primarily post about food and nutrition. I've been asked a couple of times and would love to clarify.
Worship + Reverence ::
rev·er·ence
ˈrev(ə)rəns/
"A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe and the outward manifestation of this feeling.”
Worshiping God, then, is an outward display of awe and respect directed to the Lord.
so whether you eat or drink 1 corinthians 10:31
 To me, food is an art, and art is a form of worship. As a believer it is important to turn everyday activities into opportunities to worship God. Art is a form of communication, it isn't just something that looks pretty. I'm sure if you talked to any form of artist: musician, painter, sculptor, chef, photographer, etc. they will tell you, if they're a believer, that what they created wasn't done by them but rather through them by the Holy Spirit. God is present during the process and in the outcome. When I am hit with inspiration, it's not my own idea but God communicating with me.

The Lord blessed me with a passion for food as an art form. This includes food styling, food photography, creating recipes, baking, blogging, etc. How you use the gifts and passions The Lord has given you is how you can show reverence towards him. I choose to create mostly healthy food to promote a healthy lifestyle and instill knowledge in others. Creating recipes, writing posts, taking pictures, and everything else that goes into my blog also releases anxiety for me and puts me at peace. When you feel at peace that is the Holy Spirit. While my blog may appear as simply a food blog to some people, it's much more to me.

Food and fellowship go hand in hand. Not always, but many social events include food. It brings people together and helps us grow in our relationships. Think of how many meaningful conversations have occurred while food was present. I'm not saying food is the sole reason, or that there aren't other ways to build relationshpis, but everyone enjoys a nice meal or homemade dessert. After all, food is kind of necessary to live!

Lastly, since the blogging process has so many stages, it forces me to appreciate small things. When you're thinking about what pictures to capture, you begin finding beauty in little things. I know that sounds extremely cliche, but it's true. How often do you stop and admire things around you? I don't claim to be a photographer, but I do enjoy taking pictures. It's becoming one of my passions and it's a hobby of mine. Because I am taking so many pictures, I tend to think in snapshots. I mentally capture images of things I see that are beautiful to me. Normally I wouldn't have taken the time to appreciate them, but God has created so much around us we often forget how much thought he put into every detail.

I hope this post helped you better understand the reason for my blog title. No, I don't write many posts strictly about my faith, but I do know that God is present throughout the process of each and every one.

Below are some pictures I captured a while back. They are very hodgepodge, but just some things that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

elizabeth :)cracked egg shells lazy sunday puppy dog fresh blueberries nature flowers photography nature flowers photography nature bird feeder