I’m convinced that my food choices can be defined as either Fuel or Comfort.

(Could someone please bring me a pillow and a stash of bon-bons? )

Unfortunately, all the hard work poured in to a healthier lifestyle earlier this year slowly dwindled away. I could give you all the excuses, but I don’t have that many bon-bons to spare.

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13, 14

I’m not a big fan of resolutions, but an immense fan of fresh starts.

For me, part of this fresh start includes choosing food for fuel more so than comfort. I love my Starbucks Frappe’s as much as the next person, but choosing to enjoy fewer of them will help to keep my body fueled and prepped for all God has planned. (Right, Beth?)

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.” Jeremiah 15:16

Fuel or Comfort.

When feasting on God’s Word with transformation as my desire, my mind, spirit, and intentions are fueled – lit ablaze – by the Holy Spirit.

It’s all too easy at times, however, to view God’s Word more as a delectable morsel of fine chocolate — convenient to have on hand for those times when only comfort is sought — choosing a morsel of Scripture that brings peace to the soul, if only for a few moments.

Fuel or Comfort.

Physically, spiritually, and emotionally, two words define my fresh start:

Fill’er up!

How about you?

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