Haha, gotta love it! So yea, anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to movies, I'm TOTALLY stuck in the mind of a 5 years old. (no offense to 5 year olds - haha) So Pixar animated movies are like my weakness and Finding Nemo is one of my favorite pixar animated films and there is a line where they are having an "intervention meeting" and the sharks raise their fins and say...
"Fish are friends, NOT FOOD!"
So I was thinking today about how food is supposed to be our bodies source of fuel, not our best friend. I spoke with the fitness coordinator at Gold's Gym yesterday and she said, "You have to remember that food is supposed to be our energy not enjoyment." Now I know there is nothing wrong with enjoying our food, there are several scriptures referring to God's banqueting table, feasts and finer foods - The problem is when we begin ONLY eating for enjoyment and pleasure and in EXCESS...and face it friends, gluttony is sin! I think it's SO overlooked by the church today because in America, indulgence is common ground. Pastors rarely touch on it, and maybe it's because it doesn't seem as "sinful" as some sins. Besides, EVERYONE does it
...soooo, how can sin seem not AS sinful?
It's kinda an oxymoron - no matter what the "sin" is, it needs to be addressed if present in our personal lives. That doesn't mean a pastor needs to come and coax it out of us, if we know it's wrong - deal with it! There is a Bible verse in James 4:17 that says, "he who knows the good he ought to do and does not do it sins..."
I think it's a common misconception that "gluttony" is the fat person's sin. I beg to differ! I'd say there are just as many skinny Americans who over eat and indulge as there are overweight or obese. We've got to stop lying to ourselves and just call it what it is - gluttony.
Alright, jumping off my "soap box," and I'm heading to church. Proudly wearing my ugly green polo shirt which was from my first job (age 16), Jeepers, an indoor childrens amusement park. I CAN FIT IT AGAIN!!! Not only that, but I'm wearing a regular T-Shirt underneath it and I can STILL fit in it! Ah ha! Maybe this is starting to payoff.
Verse(s) of the Day:
1 John 5:16 (NIV)
16If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life.