(That is the sound of brakes grinding to a sudden halt!)
Ok. The rest of the story? My flesh wakes up screaming and whining and begging every single stinking day! I would have thought that by now, I would have the hang of this and be well on my merry little way! Oh, but no! Dorinda has to crave the Cocoa Pebbles in the cabinet and the Corn Pops and m&ms! Oh my goodness! Just typing it makes my mouth water.
Call me crazy, but I have some m&ms in my desk drawer at the office. I didn't want to get rid of them because I wanted to prove to myself that I could master my cravings. I open the drawer and I see them. It's like faces magically appear and they are calling to me, "I know you want to eat me! Come on! Nobody will know. It will be our little secret!"
I shut the door! Cause those things are getting in my head!
But- I said all of that to say this! I am learning through the help of the Holy Spirit, that just because my flesh wants an m&m- doesn't mean I have to give my flesh and m&m! I don't have to eat the Corn Pops and the Cocoa Pebbles. And........ get this, I don't have to have a diet coke to make it through the day!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
I keep reading Isaiah 58 - to keep my focus on the right things. I don't want to just "deny" my self of these wonderful tasting and smelling foods. I want to grant access to more of God. I want to hunger for Him more than I ever have before. I want to hunger for His Holiness. I want to have an obedient and submissive heart before Him at all times.
These are just my thoughts for the day. I hope you have a great day!
love you all!
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