Why I give in to sinful eating practices

A couple of recent examples are these. Two weeks ago I had to have a filling on my upper left side and a bonding done on my lower right side of my teeth. So My lower right lip and gum were numb as well as my upper left lip and gum. Since it was lunch time I stopped @ MickyD and got a chicken sandwich, thought I’d go light since it was immediately after dental work. Crazy me I couldn’t even tell where to chew the sandwich so I had to throw that $5 chicken away, but, and this is the even crazier part I thought I know I’ll get a milk shake One large strawberry shake, hold the whip and add the cherry. Well guess what that didn’t go well either almost choked on the cherry and it was a dismal attempt at sinful eating.

That said, todays passage reminds me that what I need is nourishment of the soul. I need more than “chicken soup for the soul” I need real, lasting and settled satisfaction and fullness. I have felt that a good meal would bring fulfillment to my heart. Alas, my girth and my body reveal that you cannot do battle with a spiritual problem using physical tools of warfare. I have done weight watchers, medifast, Daniel diet, Atkins diet, 10 bananas a day had gastric bypass surgery. All worked, I lost weight, restricted my quantity of food by surgery but in the end all have failed to give me the desired outcome.

After the gastric bypass I quickly surmised that I could not eat a quarter-pounder or a dozen donuts in one setting, but I could eat two quarter pounders in about 2 hours by eating a little at a time. So what happened, I learned to eat around my spiritual problem and regained what I lost on all those programs. I am not bashing those programs they all worked, but the real true spiritual problem was not addressed. I ate but was not satisfied .

Why all this now, because I realize that there is a heart need. I do not overeat because of some genetic predisposition, boredom, or to be social, or because the food tastes good. I overeat because internally I feel empty, I am attempting to feed my soul by feeding my body.

Jesus said Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Help me today dear Lord to understand this and be able to tell the enemy that I am choosing to obey God rather than my belly.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

John 6:27 Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Blessings to you. Until next time my friend🙏 and family.

Published by Benjamin

Servant of all I meet through the power of Jesus, Husband of one, Sandra, father of three and grateful to express my faith. Because like the apostle Paul I was once one of the worst of sinners, but through grace, mercy and peace from God now I am saved eternally.

2 thoughts on “Why I give in to sinful eating practices

  1. It’s funny how we respond to our situations sometimes. Often, we can at least recognize that what we’re doing does not enrich us or bring us closer to our goal. Still, we are ill-equipped to overcome our fault without God’s intervention. Having good intentions, doing your research, and tapping into shear willpower all seem to fail us in the long run…when honoring and obeying God is not our focus.

    I must admit that in the last month, I started this Lord’s Table journey with a sincere desire to align my focus with God’s plan for me. I prayed not to focus on my weight or a stringent exercise. I truly wanted to allow communing with Him to overtake my thoughts and crush my sinful appetites.

    Well, week one went relatively well. Then it seems that every allowable distraction came in to deter me and I faltered; chose my understanding over His; consoled my defeat by saying, “At least I’m still portion controlling;” and allowed my self to justify my actions based on physical factors. The sad truth is, I’d completely dropped the ball on the most important aspect of the journey…communing with my Maker, reveling in His presence, and hiding His Word in my heart daily.

    While I’m disappointed in myself, I know that God only wants the best for me and that his desire for relationship with me is only limited by my acceptance of Him and obedience to the Holy Spirit.
    Lord, I thank you that even when I fall short of the mark, your plan of forgiveness and restoration give me the opportunity to realign my thoughts and actions with yours. Your Word says that you desire that I prosper and be in health as my soul prospers. So I realize that my physical health and spiritual health are part of a reciprocal relationship. Each is wholly dependent on the other for maximum benefit. Help me to remember this each day and to make choices that honor both. Amen.

  2. We like crying soooooooob!!!!!!! all over the place. Our baby done growed into a mature saint of God! We are pleased and pray that all others in the house, will be won to Christ as well. 1 Peter 3:1

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