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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Could a Bag of Chips Really be a False god?

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17

There was a time when I didn’t know how food undermined my relationship with my family, my self-esteem, and my relationship with Christ. Now that I know, there are still times where I am tempted and find myself backsliding into the pits of food obsessions.

God went to great lengths to take my compulsive overeating away, allowing me to lose 80+ pounds over 30 years ago and to keep the majority. During that time, Christ showed me many times that I had let food become too important in my life. When food was that important, it meant that Christ wasn’t, because at that point, it had become a false god to me.

Could a bag of chips really be a false god? It does when I let the desire for eating something crunchy consume me. I have this play on words in my head-my kind of humor. Was it that the desire for the chips was consuming me or that I was consuming the bag of chips?

Regardless, anytime anything has that control on our lives, pushing a wedge in our relationship with Christ, it becomes a sin, especially when you know it in advance. As I said earlier, there was a time I didn’t know that food had this effect on me, but then there was a time that I was aware of it. It’s when I know this and still choose to do it despite this knowledge, it’s a problem.

I don’t want to revert back to letting food be a false god in my life. I want to have my focus on Christ to heal me from my destructive tendencies, which He can if I let Him. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

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I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling

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