Do Not Hold BackSeptember 13, 2023
Love is the AnswerSeptember 15, 2023
I want you to experience freedom. Jesus came to Earth—he lived and died to set you free, and down deep you long to be free. Truth helps to end your anxious greed for food. For example, the truth is that you have thousands of eating occasions left in your life, even if you are 30 or 40 years old, and you will see the food many more times during your life.
Just as truth sets you free, lies keep you locked in your prison of poor choices. For example, the lie… “I have to eat this food now because I might not see it again.” The truth is that America is not going to run out of food. Another lie… “I am different, I cannot reform.” But the truth is that you can reform your ways and you probably used to eat this way as a child. The truth is that God commands you to eat right and to take care of your body. In I Corinthians 3:16-17 it says:
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
But of course you can change today. You were made to change! Here is the truth… You cannot just disobey God and destroy your body with overeating. Jesus told the woman caught in adultery, “Go and sin no more.”[John 8:11] If I could sum up the definition of sin—which, of course, now we know also means wrong choices/addictions—I would say that it is giving yourself permission to get out from underneath the guiding hand of God/authority. Jumping in and out of authority means you are your own god, and the problem with this scenario is that it keeps the insubordinate person up 3 pounds, then a few years later up 5 pounds, and what used to be disgusting to you becomes normal; and then you find yourself up 11 pounds, up 20 pounds, and you just get used to being “up” and you dress for it. Disobedience (partial obedience) becomes obedience in your mind— the norm. People who create the “new norm” scare me to death—it is no different than the “new norm” all of the sudden being polygamy… So where does it stop? God has told us not to continue in sin, and He would not have told us that if we could not do it. Obey God fully—this is the essential, imminent requirement.
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