I ATE THE WHOLE THING

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
January 8, 2018

I am home alone.  We had 6 inches of snow overnight and I am snowbound. What can one do when snowed in on a lonely winter day.  I baked my favorite Pumpkin Pie last night and by the time you read this, I will have eaten the whole thing!! That’s right. I usually have to share, but not this time.  Three things come to mind when I think of what I have done; greed, gluttony, and lack of self-control.

The Bible has something to say about each.  On greed; Luke 12:15, “Watch out!, Be on guard against all kinds of greed.” Gluttony; “Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.”(Philippians 3:19). Lack of self-control;  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

I guess I really blew it. I can’t excuse it.  I won’t do it again, (at least not until I am homebound alone and I yield to the temptation). Our problem with sin is not that we slip occasionally, but that we do it so often it becomes a lifestyle and ruins our witness and our fellowship with God. I am not saying we should ever excuse sin, but it does happen because we are products of a fallen world.

I cannot say I feel even the slightest twinge of guilt over my pumpkin pie binge.  I do know, however, when I am out of fellowship with God because of repeated patterns of sinful and harmful behavior. When something is wrong in our human relationships we know it.  So it is with God. I found a statement on the Biblehub.com website.  I would credit the author but none is listed under this article.  The statement says, ” When one becomes a Christian, there is a change in his relationship with sin. Sin is not eliminated in the believer until he comes to glory, but his relationship to sin is changed when he truly becomes a Christian.”  It goes on to say,  “A Christian does not love sin, does not brag about sin, does not plan to sin, does not have fond memories of sin, does not enjoy it, and is not comfortable in habitual sin”.  (From Biblehub.com.)

If we are out of fellowship with God, chances are we have a sin problem and it is not binging on pumpkin pie.  We must repent, ask God for forgiveness and He will restore us to a right relationship with Him.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have one more piece of pumpkin pie to eat.

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Suggested reading and listening list

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

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