“Food Is My Everything!”
This past week while watching a reality show about weight loss, I couldn’t help but look a bit stunned when I heard one of the show participants explain that food meant everything in the world to her. In other words, food had essentially become her God. Now, I can’t say that I have much room to talk, as I’m currently engaged in my own weight loss saga, due in large part to my idol worship of fatty foods. But hearing this statement spoken so forcefully and with conviction startled my senses.
I sat on my sofa thinking to myself, “Is that I’ve dissolved into? Am I a women who yearns for a bite of a donut or a crunch of a chip faster than I yearn for a word from my Savior? Am I just getting out of bed each morning to bow down at the alter of food? And if I am, then am I willing to admit that I’m only living for sin?”
Reality is that we all have idols in life. There are things or people that we worship with far more intensity and reverence than we show God, but hearing it spoken loudly and proudly before millions really emphasized to me how dangerous these false gods can become. The Scriptures tell us to love our God with passion and fervor, to the point that those around us only hear us boasting of Christ and nothing less. Look at this verse – Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” Can you say this very day that like the disciples, your heart is burning for more of Him and less of yourself? Or are you burning for the $5.00 pizza special next at the local pizza joint? Let’s be faithful in our worship of ONLY one true God and put idols to rest.