From Permissible to Beneficial
Here's what I learned this week:
- Everything is permissible but not all things are beneficial
- overindulgence is the lack of self control
- eating to excess is a sin
- things done in secret clue satan in to your weakness and opens the door for him to assault us with targeted schemes
- boundaries define the edges of a safe place
- in a deprived state we are much more likely to give into things we shouldn't
On page 125-126 of the participant guide is a chart for you to fill out concerning not only your healthy eating plan, but also your spiritual plan to get through it. Don't skip over this! You might even want to write out a version to have at your place at the table. I think I'm going to do just that!
On page 128 in the book, Lysa says:
Overindulgence is overindulgence. And limitless indulgence in food always has consequences - it compromises our health, diminishes our energy to pursue our calling, and affects the way we feel about ourselves, just to name a few. It's at this point that we have to admit our issues with food aren't just little things that require us to wear a larger than ideal dress size. Eating to excess is sin.
That's one sermon you don't hear preached very often, now do you? But it's right there in the Bible...in more than one place...gluttony...and it is a sin. This is what stuck with me the most in this chapter. Because I overindulge on salty, sugary and fat filled things. Overindulgence on good for you things is a sin too, so don't think we can just turn the other way. I really think that if I could get this one sin under control it would solve a whole lot of my problems. Scary isn't it....that one sin can have so much impact. But it's true...think about it.....