Sin seeps into the core of our being and makes detox extremely difficult. In fact, my gluten illustration breaks down here because it can be eliminated from a person’s diet. However, sin touches us at a heart level (Matthew 15:19, Jeremiah 17:9) and stays with us until our final breath. That being said, victory over indwelling sin is not impossible. Far from it! God has given His people everything they need in their fight against sin. He has given us the Word, prayer, the Church, not to mention other spiritual disciplines, and most importantly—Himself.
Around five years ago, I started to wonder about my diet. I was constantly dealing with migraines and my overall health wasn’t that good.
Part of my problem was a serious heart condition, but I also started to wonder if I was gluten intolerant. Both of my sisters dealt with gluten intolerance and I started to notice a pattern of meals with high-levels of gluten followed by the dreaded “headache.”
After some consideration, my wife and I made the decision to move towards a gluten-free diet. Not just me, but our whole family. We knew it was going to be hard, expensive, and inconvenient at times, but we thought it was better than the alternative.
Thankfully, we had great results. My headaches gradually started to go away and Steph did a great job of changing how she cooked. It has been a sacrifice for sure, but it has paid off in a big way.
When we went gluten-free, we were able to eliminate most of the gluten in our diet, but not all. There are often little traces of gluten that end up in food, which is why nutritional companies are careful to note that on their labels.