Chocolate Worship

“If you are returning to the Lord with all your HEARTs,
then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths
and commit yourselves to the Lord and serve him only,
and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.”
1 Samuel 7:3

It’s so easy to take this verse at face value and say we don’t worship foreign gods. We don’t pray to ceramic statues, that would be silly, right?

But, think about it. What do you spend most of your time on? When things get tough, what do you turn to? When stress fills your days, how do you relieve it? Or, when you celebrate  Christmas or any other holiday, what do you center the party around?

Yeah, you probably don’t pray to some man-made statue, but the relief or affirmation you seek is man made none-the-less, and the peace you experience is only temporary and masks the real issue.

For many of us with weight issues, that object of worship is often food. When I’ve had a stressful day, or even the opposite–an event to commemorate–the thing I want most is a piece of chocolate, or sometimes chips. Just look at my blog from yesterday–I was celebrating with M&M’s.

Sugar and salt. They flavor our food and give us that temporary relief, but if we eat too much, soon our health is paying for it.

There’s only one place to go for permanent help, one place to lay down our problems, our stresses, even our joys.

Only through Him will we find true deliverance.

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