Food For Thought…Cut Out the Junk


As I came into work today a fellow employee was standing in an odd position in the doorway of a bathroom. I noticed as I walked by that they were hunched over. I backed up and was like “what are you doing?” Then I saw that they were standing on the scale. We exchanged a few encouraging words but one thing stuck out to me. The thing that helped them lose weigh wasn’t a pill, shake, or anything that was instantaneous. Nope. They said “I cut out the junk”.

Hmmmm can you imagine?! We feel so much better when we eat right. We know what we should do but we enjoy the taste of something and don’t think of the repercussions. That has so many spiritual applications. What would your life look like if you kicked out the junk? Lost the taste for sinful things? Within the last few days I have had a few people on my mind I would like to see saved. They are fun to talk to, make me laugh and are driven people but they don’t have Jesus. I’m praying for the Lord to remove the junk from their lives. Shake them a little bit and do an overall cleanse. Can you imagine the before and after pictures that we could have!!?

Lord, I cry out to you today for each one who is needing to pull out unhealthy and unfulfilling habits. I pray that they would no longer find peace and satisfaction in them. Set a deep desire that they may seek you and find you and realize that YOU and you alone full to the uttermost! Exodus 30:18 “Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal : and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.” There is always a place and time of cleansing and renewal in our lives. We must be renewed daily. We take a shower everyday or almost everyday. Being clean is a process. Remind us that it’s not a one time deal!

Written By:Courtney Gilkinson

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