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SHOULD I COUNT MY DAILY CALORIES?

SHOULD I COUNT MY DAILY CALORIES?

 

Many people on a weight management regimen monitor their daily calorie intake. The recommended consumption for an adult male ranges from 2,000 to 2,500 calories per day, while for women, it falls between 1,500 and 2,000 calories. Maintaining a proper balance is essential; excess can lead to overweight, while insufficient intake could lead to starvation and, in extreme cases, death.

 

Just as the body needs a caloric intake to stay healthy, we could compare that principle on a spiritual level. Faith would be our spiritual caloric intake, contributing to good internal health, and our actions would be the measure of that faith, much like calories in diets.

 

The Bible reminds us in James 2:26 (NLT): "Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works." James suggests that a spiritual life without meaningful actions demonstrates deficient faith and could even be considered "dead."

 

It is crucial to understand that works are not the means of salvation but act as a reflection of our faith in the one who saved and chose us. If you trust in Jesus, your faith will manifest through positive actions, as He, who resides in you, inspires good works. On the other hand, the absence of good deeds could indicate the absence of Jesus in your life, showing a lack of trust in Him, another way to define faith.

 

We cannot claim to truly believe in Jesus if we do not live out an active faith, which is manifested through daily good works. These everyday actions are the "calories" we should measure in our spiritual diet to ensure we have a vibrant and healthy internal life.

 

Written by Víctor Preza, based on the sermon of 02/03/2024.

 

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