We know that it is when you are hungry that you are often tempted to eat that which is not so healthy, but which only tastes good for the moment.
It is similar in our walk with Jesus.
Tastes good for the moment, without any nutritional content, can represent sin. Sin has a pleasure with it (Heb. 11:25), but the consequences become bitter. Bitter in our relationship with people but also in our relationship with God.
The solution to not fall for all offers of “candies” around us is to eat yourself full with healthy food. When you are full you will not have so much cravings for candies.
Do you know that God is good?
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;” Ps. 34:8
First, you can never say you don’t like something if you haven’t tasted it. And, when you have tasted and seen that God is good, then you can continue to enjoy God’s goodness.
“You (the LORD) prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;” Ps. 23:5
Every day there is food for you and me to enjoy. God gives us the best there is. His food satisfies our whole being and makes us feel good. And the result of taking part in what God offers will be good. Both in our relationship with people and God.
Let the goodness of God satisfy you
To take part in the goodness of God so that it becomes part of you, it makes you satisfied. It gives you real joy and peace. In turn, it makes you wanna share it with others as well.
So, if you are tempted by sin. Instead of trying to overcome the “candy cravings”, take instead part of the goodness of God for you. Let the love of God revealed through Jesus’ death and resurrection nourish you. See God revealed in the Bible and let Him speak to you. It quietens your soul and gives you power.
You are welcome to receive what God has for you. And, you don’t have to wait until Sunday at church. You can receive it daily.
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Rom. 8:32
God bless you.
/ David Billström