Episode 035 Cultivating Jewels Show Notes –

Introduction: Erin Davis lives with her husband (Jason) and their four sons on a farm in Missouri. When she is not busy with her family or farm she works as a content director for the ministry Revive Our Hearts. She is also an author, with her most recent book being Fasting and Feasting.

Topic: In this episode Erin and I chat about her latest book Fasting and Feasting.

What we chat about in today’s episode:

– What it was that inspired Erin to write such a book

– Our relationship with food and how we handle something we have to do every single day

– An overview of where God talks about food in His Word

– The truth that God really does care about the practicality of our lives

– God wants us to use our everday moments to bring Him glory.

– The importance of the family table

– Hospitality: everyone needs to eat, opening our homes for meals is a great opportunity!

– Erin’s story and how God has brought the “Fasting and Feasting” ministry out of it

– The gift that is fasting: turning down the volume of our flesh to turn up the volume of His spirit

– As important as fasting is, the other side of the coin, feasting also comes with good gifts from the Lord

– The Scriptures call to walk by the Spirit

– How are we stewarding our bodies: there are consequences when it comes to eating certain foods and how our bodies respond to them.

– Our relationship with food is something that can bring God glory

– We can be cycle breakers in our families when it comes to diet culture. We don’t have to continue the madness around food!

– We are holistic beings as humans and one part affects another – the importance then of taking care of our bodies

– The ministry of pancakes and how Jesus did the same in the Gospel

– Jesus loves us and He cares about our everyday needs

– Hospitality greases the wheels of the “one anothers” of Scripture (to love one another, forgive one another, bear one another’s burdens…)

– Let go of the expectations you place on yourself and love people well…with some food.”

Resources mentioned: Erin’s book – https://www.amazon.com/Fasting-Feasting-Devotions-Satisfy-Hungry/dp/1087747147/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=erin+davis+fasting+and+feasting&qid=1667182790&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjU4IiwicXNhIjoiMC4zNiIsInFzcCI6IjAuMzcifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=Erin+Davis+fas%2Caps%2C295&sr=8-1

Quotes from our Chat:

“We don’t all have eating disorders, but most women have disordered eating.”

“If you’re looking in your Bible to see what God’s Word says about food, be prepared, it is everywhere!”

“He created our bodies, He created food, He created that whole system. We can open our Bibles and say “okay, here is this everyday thing God and I want your wisdom on it” and He will give it, that is for sure!”

“There is a tremendous amount of research that confirms that affirms that as much as possible, if you can gather with your people (family) at the table and share a meal, that that is a very life giving rhythm to our minds, to our bodies.”

“The table is a place where we make connection with other people.”

“We can’t deny that fasting is all over the Bible.”

“We’ve been chasing the wrong thing when it comes to food, we’ve been trying to find some kind of balance we have this idea of a balanced diet, and Jesus instead says ‘come to me, let me show you, it’s not going to look the same everyday walk by the Spirit…”

“God is not mad at you based on what you eat. God does not love you more or less based on what you eat.”

“Everything God has asked us to do, we do with our bodies. (Whether that is loving our husband, taking care of our children, ministering to others…). Therefore our bodies matter.”

“There is a better way!”

Where you can find Erin online:

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thedeepwellwitherindavis/

Podcast https://www.reviveourhearts.com/podcast/the-deep-well/

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