Gluttony -
Eating to excess. Gluttony is a sin. Anything you do in excess, to your detriment, to the detriment of your ability to serve God, that is ahead of your daily relationship with God is a sin. God gave us food to nourish our body, taste buds to enjoy food, and eating is part of our life. Gluttony however refers to eating in excess. Many fine men and women of God have tremendous lives and do great work for the Lord, but this is an area they struggle.

Like all sin, gluttony can be overcome, not in our own strength, but in His. Like all sin, if you fight this battle, you need a battle plan. God can give you that plan, the strength to carry it out, the perseverance to get
victory. Like in other sins though, the question becomes, do you really want to win? Do you really want to conquer this foe? Do you even recognize this is a problem in your life?

Pray for those who fight this battle each day. I have no doubt you know people in your family, school, workplace, church, that are going through this struggle. Pray for them today. Pray that the Lord would open their eyes and show them this is a problem. Pray that they will have the courage, like anyone who is dealing with a particular sin, to admit it and allow the Lord to walk them to victory.

Gluttony is a very difficult struggle just as quiting smoking and other drugs. God is more than able to give you victory! My prayer for you today is that you recognize the issue is very real. I pray that you recognize it as a problem. I am confident that if you take that first step, God can and will, help you overcome this struggle in your life. I realize sensitive nature of this sin like any sin. But there is no use in hiding it or candy-coating the problem. It is time to recognize it as a problem, and get busy fighting it and letting God help you become victorious over this part of your life.

In his love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller


MORE DeA's Web Designs' Inspirational Pages

© copyright, 2003
DeAs Web Designs & Creations