Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Feasting or Gluttony

In preparation for Thanksgiving Day here’s a quick reference from The Resurgence that will help us have the proper perspective on eating with family and friends over the next couple of days—

Gluttony is eating more than you need with a greedy heart:
*A heart that is seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in the food.
*A heart that just wants more and more.
*A heart that isn’t satisfied.
*A heart that thinks you deserve it.
*A heart that is focused inward on yourself instead of outward on God and others.

Feasting is enjoying a meal with people you love & giving thanks for God’s provision:
*Enjoying the people that God has brought into your life—even the weird ones.
*Thanking God for providing.
*Experiencing the common grace of delicious food.
*Remembering that God tells us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps. 34:8).
*Anticipating the meal that we’ll eat with Jesus at the wedding supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:9).

With gratitude enjoy God’s many blessings this week.