No Sugar & Alternatives. My Diet Matters. Lesson 32 of 40

I have been known to have sweet teeth.  Yes, you read that correctly, I did not say teeth, not tooth. I had a serious addiction to sugar and was convicted about it on more than one occasion.  In the past, when I was overwhelmed, I would run to get something sweet before I would go and pray.  Sugar had become an idol, it often took the place of God in my life.

God made it plain to me a few years ago that I was to eliminate sugar from my diet.  When I acted like I didn’t understand what He was saying, He made it CRYSTAL CLEAR TO ME.  I started having ailments in my body whenever I ate processed sugar.  I wasn’t too fond of being bloated, feeling dizzy, having cramped and swollen joints so I decided it was time to obey.  I am so grateful because I have been able to find these two natural alternatives to replace processed sugars.

The lesson I have learned for today is that my diet does matter. When I eat like I should, I have clarity of thought and more energy and I am better prepared to fulfill my purpose.    My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and I have to treat it as such.  God is concerned about us holistically so what we put on our plates matter.   I want to encourage you to not only ask God about your gifts and purpose but to also ask Him what you should eat.  When He responds, I encourage you to obey because what you eat does matter.

Be Blessed,


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.


3 John 1:2  Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.



Anika Jones

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Anika Jones

Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.

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