Posted by: everynation | January 12, 2009

Dethroning the Stomach God

wsmleaderscircle.jpgby Steve Murrell

Food is a powerful force. What, when and how much we eat can be a deadly and spiritual decision.

The first commandment was about food.
The first temptation was about food.
The first sin was about food.

Food and appetite – what we do with this is kinda important, sometimes.

I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
(Phil 3:19, 20)

Could this god is their stomach comment somehow be connected to the enemy of the cross idea? I’m afraid so.

I don’t want to be an enemy of the cross, so I’m intentionally dethroning the stomach god this week. And the process is brutal. I feel like if i drink any more water, i’ll grow gills and scales.

I dethrone the stomach god at the beginning of every year – but somehow he manages to make a comeback – usually during holidays.

How do I keep him off the throne? Maybe the cross is the key. Gotta kill that false stomach god, before he gets too big.

Steve Murrell is a missionary, pastor, and the author of “The Reluctant Leader” and “The Accidental Missionary.”

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