Taste and see that the LORD is good?!
So let’s continue on with some more thoughts on people-addiction and food-addiction. What are we to do if we are compulsive eaters? If we run constantly to food, snacks, bingeing, Boston-creme filled donuts, KC Masterpiece BBQ Chips or Super Chunk Peanut Butter Choc ice-cream?
Well, first of all, we need to realize that what we’re hungering for, really ISN’T those items. (maybe my ‘comfort fooods’ aren’t yours…so fill in the blanks with what you run to!) Those goodies DO taste good, and they CAN be enjoyed in a way that doesn’t numb you, but delights you…but only if you know what your heart is really hungering for.
Psalm 34: 8 says that we are to TASTE and see that the Lord is good, and that we are blessed when we take refuge in HIM. We might also say we are blessed when we feast upon Him…through relationship with Jesus, through prayer, through trusting and obeying Him…through lives of surrender. Having Him be my banquet table, allows me to enjoy and delight in the gifts that are presented to me THROUGH the table as they are ON the table. Make sense?
This is so similar to people addiction…or the ‘worship’ of people. A few posts ago I wrote about how women (and it connects to men too) can be ‘enthralled’ with each other, or seek to ‘feast’ upon each other through emotional connecting, nurture, affection etc. This enthralling really isn’t about a certain woman or person or people in general…it’s about (like with food) our souls seeking what they were created for: SATISFACTION through the only One who can fill us, the Bread of Life, JESUS! This is great news for us and gives us so much hope if you are a people or food addict!
More to come…on: Ok, so I’ll feast on Jesus. But then what do I do with people, and what do I do with my Boston-Creme filled donuts?