Lysa did a 6 week free live simulcast that was so helpful to me and they are replaying it on Tuesday's here. Before the book, food was my comfort and......maybe I should just let you see the video that played before each simulcast. I'm a little hesitant to post this video, because I don't want anyone to take it wrong, so please make sure you read my comments that follow the video so that you can hear my heart on this one.
When I first saw this it made me a little uncomfortable, because it was messing with one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I still laughed at it, because, well, it was funny. Now I can see that the reason it bothered me was that it held some truth for me. Obviously I had my focus on things of this world (ie. my taste buds and my stomach) and not on my sweet Savior! I had made an idol of food. Now I can read this scripture and it has so much more meaning to me. Even the first verse takes on so much more for me now.
The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
God is teaching me so much through this book/study and His Word.
My new verse is:
"Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV
Which is a truth I'm excited to be writing on my heart!