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Eccl.10:17 “Happy is the land whose king is a noble leader and whose leaders feast at the proper time to gain strength for their work, not to get drunk.”

As long as what you run to is not God, that thing has become an idol. What is your barn? Yesterday, I shared two of my barns in the past – cereal and video games. Sadly, some people think that their ‘cereal’ is better than another person’s cigarette, or their red meat is better than another person’s beer. A real life story is told about Charles Spurgeon and D. L. Moody. If you have been in church circles for a while, you would have heard about these two great men of God. If not, please research them. Charles Spurgeon, I think up until the day he died if am not mistaken, enjoyed smoking his cigar every day. And he did not hide it from his congregation; he said they could have a cigar too. D. L. Moody on the other hand was on the robust side and did not joke with his food. He was known with his fork.

So, Charles Spurgeon invited D. L. Moody a staunch evangelist, to his church. D. L. Moody got there and started talking about not defiling the temple of the Holy Spirit by smoking cigars. I think that was just a very unkind thing to do really. Why did he not tell Spurgeon personally instead of going on his pulpit to say such a thing. And the entire congregation knew that D. L. Moody was talking about their Pastor. But D. L. Moody did not care. Spurgeon on the other hand is known for his quick responses; you cannot take him on, he is going to slam you. When D. L. moody was done preaching, Charles Spurgeon came up and said, ‘Mr Moody, the day you drop your fork I will drop my cigar. Your fork is damaging your body even more than my cigar is. None of us is right, we all need Jesus.’ It is amazing that those people did this kind of funny things honestly. When you read about their work, you think that they were perfect people.

Food is so powerful. Do you know that if you eat right, you may not need any medication for the rest of your life? Food has the power to heal us and food also has the power to kill us. The challenge is that either healing or killing, it is usually slowly. When you are on the right diet and you are eating well, the result appears to be slow. It may even seem as though you are not doing anything. Similarly, when you are eating badly it also appears as though nothing is happening.  You can still jump and get around and everything seems fine. When I was binging on cereal, after about six months, I was not as active as I used to be. When I was playing soccer, it was as if I was running around with weights. I knew the cereal was the problem, so I had to cut it out. What do you need to cut for your own good? Not for anyone else but for your own good. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with cereal. It was my heart that needed work. Eccl.10:16-17A country is in trouble when its king is a youth and its leaders feast all night long. But a country is fortunate to have a king who makes his own decisions and leaders who eat at the proper time, who control themselves and don’t get drunk.” (GNT). You can replace country here with destiny.

Prayer: Lord, I admit that I need help and I turn to You for help, in Jesus Name. Amen!

Posted on Friday 14 January, 2022, in Abuse, Acknowledge God, Active, Addiction, Authority, Character, Decision, Determination, Heart, Responsibility. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.

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