Welcome to Healthy Families for God! I’m glad that God led you here today! My mission starts by asking people to humbly consider the following questions:
Can we fulfill our God-given mission and purpose if we are always sick, tired, and diseased? Will we have enough energy to wage war against Satan if our diets plague us with fatigue? Are we exemplifying the freedom, joy and abundance found in Christ when we are under the control of food addictions? Are we able to devote our lives to serve others when our physical bodies are constantly worn down as a result of our dietary choices?
Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you drag yourself out of bed each morning wondering why you feel so tired, sick, worn out, exhausted, etc?
2. Do you find yourself with a daily headache, stomach ache, afternoon crash or other ‘issue’ that you need to pop a pill for?
3. Do you find yourself (or your child) experiencing ‘mood’ swings or other similar behavior problems?
4. Do you go for days without having a bowel movement and then once you do, you go for days with the ‘opposite’ problem?
5. Do you drag your exhausted self to bed each night but can’t fall or asleep or fall asleep only to awaken a few short hours later?
Research backs up the fact that all of these complaints can be traced back to one thing: DIET–How we feed the temple of God.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple 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 body.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
If you read the Old Testament and see how much care went into building the temple of God, you will see that it was the biggest undertaking any of God’s followers ever embarked on. In the New Testament, the Bible tells us that our bodies are now the temple of God. Local churches are not God’s house–they are a place where God’s temples meet. If we put just half of the care into maintaining our bodies as the temple of God as they did in the Old Testament, the world would see a different kind of Christianity!
The Standard American Diet is the #1 cause of disease and sickness, and diets don’t work. The only thing that works is a lifestyle that incorporates God’s natural plan for our lifestyle as much as possible, including eating foods in the natural form that God created them in, before Man-made processing applications and refinement.
My mission is to help you avoid these pitfalls, food-induced illness, and food addictions; and to help you honor God with your body, so you can experience hope, healing, intimacy with God, and freedom!
I’m not talking about losing weight to look good on the outside. Scripture tells us that people look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) I know many people who are thin but very unhealthy.
I’m also not talking about avoiding sickness and disease forever. We live in a fallen world and are all bound to face our time of earthly death at one point or another. I’m talking about getting the most out of our days–energy, joy, and abundance–so we can serve God with ALL of our heart, soul, mind AND STRENGTH!
Most importantly, what if eating healthy is about so much more than being skinny? What if it’s about so much more than just ourselves for that matter?! Could it be that eating healthy nurtures our relationship with God by learning self-control? And teaches us to take care of our temple?
And most importantly, could a healthy lifestyle cause us to live a life that proclaims the goodness of God so that all who see will want to know this God who makes such a difference in our lives?! Because if Jesus Christ living in us doesn’t affect the way we eat and live, can we be much of an example of His amazing, abundant living that so much of the world seeks to have?!
Many people ask, “Why Healthy Families FOR GOD?! Some natural health advocates seek a healthy lifestyle for reasons focused on themselves. They essentially worship the bodies they were given, rather than the Creator who made them. We were made BY God, FOR God’s purposes. HFFG is about helping people get healthy so that they can fulfill that purpose, so we can be healthy FOR GOD!
“My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.” Hosea 4:6
I hope you’ll have a look around and get some information that will help you and your family become Healthy for God. There are many resources on this website to help you in your journey. And if you have personal health issues that you would like help overcoming or would like personal accountability for transitioning to a healthy lifestyle, that is my specialty! Check out information on my personal nutrition counseling, as well as the information about my local workshops for groups looking to change their lives together!
I will leave you with some testimonies from clients and friends:
I never knew truly how bad the food I was eating was, I knew I was sick, I knew I had no energy, I knew I had pain when I ate but the doctor’s blamed it on a new illness or disease. I’m so glad I asked you questions and even though I didn’t want to give up potato chips and boxed meals I did it. I rarely eat anything pre made. I eat fresh fruits and veggies a lot and make my own meals. I feel so much healthier and with stopping all pills that were prescribed I am a new person again!
Thank you Sara. You are amazing and I am grateful for your hard work. The wealth of the information you provided and the spiritual encouragement are a real help for me and my family. You are a blessing!
I have changed my life from listening to Sara and her wise knowledge of food. I feel absolutely amazing eating healthy and not craving the garbage I used to eat!
We have been so healthy this last year, since I began getting us off sugar- mostly (not perfectly… we do splurge, but for the most part, I really do watch it). It really is crazy. The first few years of kids, I just figured runny noses came with the territory. I know differently now. My kids have had 1 cold since last winter- and that was very short lived compared to what they used to be. Just wanted to thank you, for being so instrumental in that! I probably will never be as disciplined as you in this world, but what I can do, I do, and it pays. Thank you! You have been a blessing to our family.
Finding your page has been such a light in my life and such a help in my journey towards better health. Thank you for all that you do.
Blessings of good health,
Sara Jo Poff
Biblical Health Counselor
Healthy Families for God