Today’s study talked about alcoholics and the fact that they can’t say, “Just one drink” and expect to stay sober. And obviously the title is not saying that as foodaholics we should say “not even one bite” because we would starve to death. But what Barb did say is that we CAN say, “Not even one bite outside our boundaries.” There’s that word again – boundaries. So I’ve been praying about what my boundaries should be and I think I almost have determined what they will be. I looked ahead again and we will be making a commitment to boundaries on day 6 of the study. So I will continue to ask God to show me what He wants those boundaries to be.
The Scriptures covered in today’s study were Romans 13:14, I Corinthians 10:31, Hebrews 12:11 and I Peter 1:14-16. We covered the first two yesterday.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 12:11 NASB
So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.’ I Peter 1:14-16 NLT
Going through Taste for Truth by Barb Raveling
I had lunch with a dear friend today. I hadn’t seen her in a while and we had a great visit. We ate at a cafeteria style restaurant, so I was able to pick and choose down the line. I did great at the beginning and middle of the line. Then… the bread. Oh it looked so good. I haven’t set my boundaries officially yet, but I’m pretty sure that white flour is going to be off the list, so I passed on the bread. I also passed on dessert and just grabbed an unsweet iced tea and headed for the table. I enjoyed the visit so much and I didn’t feel deprived during our time together. Then on the way home, as I was driving… I could actually taste that roll in my mouth. For just about 10 seconds, I visualized the huge roll with butter… and then I renewed my mind and quoted Romans 13:14. It says, But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. God is good.