But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, 10 but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your[c] food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”
11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then
compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal
food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
Do you struggle with eating healthy? Have realized that the food and drink that you partake of has negative effects on your body, but you don't know how to begin eating healthy?
Let us pray that God shows you how to begin your healthy journey.
We thank you for giving us life, for allowing us another day on this earth. We thank you that the fruits and vegetables of the earth were given to us to partake of to sustain this life that you have so kindly lent to us. Lord we ask that you help us in our daily struggles of trying to put the right foods in our body. Help us to realize that we can only be strong in you. We pray for your guidance over us as we seek out the truth from your word daily.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen