Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
Philippians 3:19

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1

Do not be Philippians 3:19 above — run after Psalm 63:1! Here are some more tips to help break your focus on the food. Do not eat in your car. Do not eat in your room. Do not keep a food drawer at work loaded with unnecessary snacks. Do not eat in front of the TV. You do not need to eat your way through the day! At parties or get-togethers, don’t hang out by the food table, snacking your way through several hours. The more you turn your focus toward God and the people around you instead of the food table, your interest in the food will die and you will feel SO much better, closer to God and others. Just eat TO LIVE — do not live to eat! Do not turn to food until your stomach is really growling, then enjoy a small portion. Do not extend this time throughout the day; do not worship the food. Let’s do this for God this year – show Him that He is FIRST in our lives, because after all, our bodies belong to Him!