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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Trying to Project That I Am Whole to Others

Matthew 9: 12 But when Jesus heard that, He said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

I believe that Satan appeals to each person in different ways. For some it's alcohol, and for others it's drugs, or gambling, etc. My eating is the subtle way that Satan works a wedge in my relationship with God. When I've let food become a god to me, turning to it rather than turning to God with my feelings, I need to remember that I, too, am a sinner and He can heal me, if I let Him. 

Jesus was talking about me in this passage. I spent a lot of years trying to look whole to others. I tried to be the one they turned to, because they thought I was responsible, I was a creative thinker, I was honest, I was dependable. But what I wasn't, was honest with myslf and with God. Sometimes, I'm not as whole as I project to others. Sometimes, I can be there for everyone else except for myself, rushing through my "quiet time with God" which refreshes me and makes me whole. When I get too busy for myself, which is more common than not, I find I'm more sloppy with my eating program. My portion sizes seem larger. I allow myself all too many "special splurges." When I turn my focus to Jesus, who makes me whole, these things seem to fall into their proper perspective.

Since I have used this Bible passage as an example of how God has positively influenced my overeating, this does not necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the verse.

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