Thoughts on Gluttony
by Marijo Phelps 3/14/2009 / Christian Living
Regarding gluttony and Weight Watchers:
First it takes tremendous will power (spell that "won't" power), confessing sin (gluttony) and help from Jesus. Then it becomes a choice (FREEDOM!) eat all you are served at the restaurant or take half home?
Then going down a size in jeans!!!
It's not like I am going around starving myself to death. I am eating 3 meals a day.
Yet I am "starving" my SELF to death. YES, more of Him and less of me.
This is a lifestyle, it is not "I lose some weight and go back to eating as "normal" (this in my 7th week of Weight Watchers)
Food tastes much better. I eat slower and enjoy what I have.
Thank You, Lord.
for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. (NIV)
1 When you sit to dine with a ruler,
note well what [a] is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. (NIV)
Prayer: Dear Jesus, it is several years past the observations I wrote above. I have gained back some of the lost weight but not all. Help me, again, to apply what I learned about moderation and make healthy choices in You. Please forgive me those times I overindulge. And help me always to remember: 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (NIV) AMEN.
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news