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DAY#317 - Lock Me Up

I am ashamed to admit how big a part food plays in my life. It is definitely way out of balance with most other things and I totally need to repent. I wanted to share some examples, but I fear i may be locked up for further psychological evaluation. Alas, I will confess a few things and pray you do not think less of me.

9 times out of 10 when we talk about going away for a day or two after we discuss the main reason for going the follow up thought is where can we eat. While on HCG I have already bagged plans to run errands to another day cause there was no reason to go cause i couldn't stop for a 'treat' along the way. And I am currently planning a get away with my wife during phase 4 and one of my main considerations in location is what restaurants are nearby. I am a sick man.

I believe God gave us food for nourishment and obviously to enjoy. I defend that because He is gonna feed us in heaven, if food was just for nourishment and to keep us alive then why a big banquet feast in His honor? So I do think food is to be enjoyed. The rub is as with everything with God is moderation seems to be the key. Anytime we take stuff that God fashioned to be good and enjoyable and go overboard with it there seems to be repercussions. Too much of anything other than God leads to some sort of destruction. My guess is when we totally allow something other than God to consume us it becomes our idol, our sin, and the results are we end up getting punished accordingly.

So my goal? I need to continue to put food in its place. It is nourishment and can be enjoyed. It should not be my obsession or my end goal. It should definitely be not what motivates me to do things or go places. Food is good, not god.
[2011-01-26]
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