Last Sunday evening my husband asked me if I wanted to watch a documentary. My reply went something like this: I dunno. Maybe. Is there anything interesting to see?
He looked. I looked. Netflix has plenty of documentaries to choose from, but none of them appealed to both of us. Finally we decided on “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. A documentary about two overweight men who went on a juice fast to over come the health problems in their lives.
Brett started the documentary, and I will have to say that the storyline moved slowly. I asked Brett to check how long it was. Ninety minutes. Maybe we wouldn’t watch all of it. But, something about it held our attention. By the time we finished watching it I have to admit I am now a huge fan of “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
The story begins with a man who has decided to do a 60 day juice fast to lose weight and improve his health. He lives in Australia but begins his adventure in New York and eventually drives across the country to LA. He carries a juicer and battery in the back of his SUV and stops along the way to talk to people about what he is doing. At a truck stop he meets a trucker that he identifies with because they share the same health problems. He makes fresh juice in the back of his SUV and shares it with the trucker then gives him his card and invites him to call him should he decide to want to do a juice fast.
Several months after the Australian returns home he receives a call from the trucker. The trucker would like to do a juice fast. The Australian flies back to the US and gets him started. The trucker has a goal to be able to lose enough weight to play ball with his son. It is tough road to give up food and just drink fresh juice. I don’t know if anyone reading this has done a juice fast, but I have done a couple of five day juice fasts and it requires a lot of self control and determination to not eat for five days.
The change in the life of the trucker was truly amazing. The documentary followed the trucker until he was at his desired weight. He was a new person. He played ball with his son. He shared his new life with his family. He didn’t go back to trucking, instead he now helps others learn how to lead healthier lives.
Is your spiritual life fat, sick and nearly dead? If you are reading this I will assume you want a relationship with God. That you want a great relationship with God. But how badly do you want a relationship with God? Enough to give everything else up and just live for him? That is the only way we will have the end results that we so desire. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”