Thomas! Thomas! Thomas!!!!! Did you have to go there? Rule number 6….. can I just say OUCH!!
6. We seldom repent of having eaten too little.
Well, I guess I will have to loosen the belt on this one!! Well guess what folks, Thomas has a point here. Think back to Thanksgiving day….. Were you sorry that you ate enough for a small army? Did your waistline in your “fat” jeans remind you that you ate too much? How about the heartburn did you make you wish that you had stopped after thirds?
Oh, the Bible has a few things to say about overeating. Gluttony is the term used. Okay, I am going to shock you. Go do http://www.dictionary.com and well look it up….. did you see the definition? excessive eating and drinking….. Whoa wait a minute here!! You mean the Bible says not to overeat? I had to check it out myself. I found my answer!! OUCH!!! Check out Proverbs 23:20-21; Proverbs 28:7;Proverbs 23:2….. OUCH!!!
Okay I must admit I am an over-eater! I am a glutton. I hate to say it but my scale told me this just this morning. My jeans tell me every morning. And my mirror has been telling me for years and yet I blindly eat my heart out whenever I can.
God gave us this control thing. No not your remote control…. but the ability to control our food intake. Some of us chose or have developed an addiction that prohibits control, not to control the food intake. It is as simple as this….. It is a SIN!! Just like drug abuse. Just like adultery. Just like murder.
So this new year is your year to take back the control and to enjoy God’s fruits, vegetables and of course apple pie with moderation. Cut your portions in half. Better start now before the economy of ours forces it upon you. So, let’s do a little a little experiment shall we….. eat portions in moderation. Cut your portions in half and stretch your meals. I bet you that you will see a difference in your food budget.
Okay, Mark and kids….. NO MORE SECONDS…. hold me to this now!! Don’t allow me to talk myself into another spoonful. NO MORE ENORMOUS MOUNDS OF FOOD ON MY PLATE!! Let’s see if we can save the budget and our waistlines!!