The Survivals of Jewels

Learning to thrive through sharing my true stories, healing through God, healing through crafts, helping others, and helping others gain better health. Please note, names have been changed for protection.

Is Food Your Idol? March 31, 2013

 “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
Are we letting God be our refuge or do we take our troubles to our idols?
Psalms 46:1-2

This was the topic of discussion at my job last week. It got me thinking. Many people have addictions to a variety of things. Smoking, drinking, caffeine and so on. But what about food? Let’s define addiction. Merriam-Webster defines it as persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. Anything that enters your body can potentially be harmful. And if you compulsively eat, you are definitely harming yourself. You are making decisions that will harm you. God wants you to take care of yourself as He calls your body a temple. Maybe you don’t realize that you are compulsively eating. Okay, when you are upset or worried about something, do you go for chips or ice cream? Or better yet, a soda? Then you are compulsively eating and not going to God with your troubles, but using food instead.

If you’re not compulsively eating, what are you spending more time doing? Eating? Or Spending time with God? God should definitely come first or whatever we are placing in His place becomes our idol. Really sit down and think about how much time you spend eating, thinking, preparing or shopping for food. It adds up quick doesn’t it? So, let’s concentrate on making God first in our lives.
This puts food in a different perspective doesn’t it? So this is where I changed my view of food. Food is sustenance. Yes, it may be enjoyable. But, God comes first. So let’s not make food out idol. Let’s allow food to give us strength to stand firm in our faith as sustenance to become a greater person in Him.

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2 Responses to “Is Food Your Idol?”

  1. “For some through the abundance of their food produce weakness in their flesh, and thus corrupt their flesh; while the flesh of others who have no food is corrupted, because they have not sufficient nourishment. And on this account their bodies waste away. This intemperance in eating is thus injurious to you who have abundance and do not distribute among those who are needy. Give heed to the judgment that is to come. Ye, therefore, who are high in position, seek out the hungry as long as the tower is not yet finished; for after the tower is finished, you will wish to do good, but will find no opportunity.” written in AD 160 by a church leader.

    The Pastor of Hermas F. Crombie, Trans.). (1885). In A. Roberts, J. Donaldson & A. C. Coxe (Eds.), The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume II: Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire). 1885 (A. Roberts, J. Donaldson & A. C. Coxe, Ed.) (16). Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Company.

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