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No Action, No Change

Romans 12:1 says “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

How we treat our bodies matters.

We live in a world where gluttony is running rapid. We become obsessed with food and drink and we don’t stop for a minute to think about what we are putting into our bodies.

At gluttony’s root is a lack of self-control, and our self-discipline is tested every time we see an advertisement for any product, especially food and drink. 

Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, February 2000

My self discipline is pretty much non existent when it comes to food. I have no willpower when it comes to certain foods, including chocolate. Chocolate is my weakness. According to Dr. Floyd Chilton, “Willpower alone is not enough to bring about this change. Start by realizing that you cannot do this alone.”

We must be willing to change. And we must take action. Because as long as we live this complacent life wishing and hoping things will change without actually doing anything to change then things will never change. And if things never change then things will always, always, stay the same.

We’ll be stuck in a rut.

We must exercise self control. We must turn to the Lord and trust Him in all areas of our life, including gluttony.


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