Food for Thought

Day 3 – I’ll Start Tomorrow

Oh my goodness… how many times have those words come out of my mouth?  Or Monday… starting on Monday is another lie I have said many times.  Why is it a lie?  Because tomorrow and/or Monday comes around and I likely won’t stick to a plan then either.  Starting tomorrow or Monday also happens over and over – like restart again and again… and again.  Barb says we need to ban the phrase “I’ll start tomorrow” from our vocabulary.  I agree.  But that means… I know- life long boundaries.  Plus have any of you ever said I’ll start tomorrow and so the day before “tomorrow” is an all-out-eat-fest??  I can’t even count how many times I have done that.  Right now I think I’m thankful that not too many people know about this blog.  🙂

So during the Bible study portion of day 3, we looked at 4 Scriptures.  I’m going to list them here:

Do you like honey?  Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!  Proverbs 25:16 NLT 

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.  Romans 13:14 ESV 

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  I Corinthians 10:31  ESV 

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.  I Peter 2:11 ESV 

We only covered four passages, but there are so many more.  I have an index flip-book (you know, the kind that has index cards with a spiral that allows you to flip through them) where I have written out Scriptures that talk about the flesh.  I am in the process of trying to memorize them.  I’ve never been very successful at memorizing, but I’ve been using an App called BibleMemory and it seems to be helping.  I know that God’s Word will not return void.  I also know that Jesus quoted Scripture to Satan when He was tempted in the desert.  So I want to hide His Word in my heart… be prepared for the darts that will most definitely come flying towards me.  Help me, Jesus!!

Going through Taste for Truth by Barb Raveling

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