This week, I have been really good in my eating. And it isn't that the temptations haven't been there, because they have been out in full force this week! From my parents offering me all of their delicious Peanut M&M's and Twizzlers, to going out to eat countless times with my kids (can you say french fries?), to eating at my favorite mexican restaurant and having to choose to NOT get rice and beans or eat the chips and salsa, to going to the movies and not being able to order that delicious popcorn… oh, the temptations!!!
Yet, in the midst of those temptations and the voices that tell me that I can have just one bite, I hear God's still voice saying "Come".
…"Come and get your fill on my love"
… "Come and get your fill on my hope"
… "Come and get your fill on my joy"
… "Come and get your fill on my truth"
… "Come and get your fill on my peace"
The fact is that when I am obedient in this journey and am obedient to what God is calling me to face with this idol of food, I find so much more joy and satisfaction than a huge serving of chips and salsa would ever make me feel. I feel so good every time I say no to temptations. I feel so much joy when I concentrate on a good conversation instead of diving in to the most delicious plate of hamburger and fries. I feel peace knowing that I am listening to God instead of giving in. There is nothing, I repeat NOTHING better than the soul-filling satisfaction that only God can give!
"You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it." (Psalm 81:9-10)
Fill me Lord! Fill me like only you can! Fill me with your love, with your hope, with your joy, with your truth, with your peace! Fill me!