When we develop an addiction for food we have chosen to live to eat. With this mindset, we have convinced ourselves that we can't live without this dependence. We will do whatever it takes to feed our greed and no one can convince us otherwise. When we surrender our lives to Christ we entered into a covenant with him. We took a sincere oath and made a commitment to make him our top priority. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20) and what we put in it, on it, and comes out of it is important to Him. In Genesis 2:17 God gave a command to Adam and Eve, "but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die". Like most of us, in spite of the warnings, we eat anyway. The lord is extending to you his mercy right now, Repent!
What has He spoken to you repeatedly in your heart? Thou Shall Not Eat__________! God gives us the gift to enjoy eating "Eccl 2:25" not the gift of overeating. Gluttony is a sin and in committing this act we are violating God’s temple. Gluttony disgraces dishonor and humiliates the lord (Proverbs 28:7 NIV). Because of His mercy, we are given another chance to renew our minds. With this new understanding, we will become more aware of God’s presence.
The Father is trying to Reveal himself to us. Here are 3 things you can do to start the Renewal Process:
1. Slow Down! Your food is not going anywhere. This gives you time to enjoy your meal and fellowship. Furthermore, it allows you to break down your food into smaller pieces so that your digestion system does not have to work so hard. Your mind and spirit quiet down as well. This gives you time to reflect.
2. Serve yourself small portions, or leave some on your plate. We have been trained to eat until we burst! You do not have to eat it all. Think about what you're eating, how is it benefiting your body? Is this on the do not eat list? If it is why are you eating it? Is it stress, loneliness, boredom or you just don't know?
3. Listen to your body, it has something to say. Repent to God for every part of your body that you have neglected, abused or tormented with your behavior. Receive his forgiveness and forgive yourself. Start this new beginning by "Saying No Without Guilt" and trust God with the increased fruit from your living for Him.
Recipe For Life: A Daily Dose Of Communion (2 Cor 11:23-26) A Pinch Of Anointing Oil (Matt 6:17) A Measure Of Faith (Rom 12:3) 1 Bushel Of Prayer (1 Thess 5:17)
"Submit unto the lord and resist the temptations of your desires, appetite, and fears"! 1 Peter 5:6-8
Prophetess Dolores Jones
A Mind to Work Ministries
Focus Scripture Nehemiah 4:6