How do you fall in love with God? Well, how did we fall in love with food? What happened was our hearts became enslaved to food by obeying the food. When the potato chips called our name from the pantry and said, “Hey, come eat me,” we found ourselves listening and obeying. When we drove down the street and the #3 combo from the fast food restaurant called our name, we found ourselves obeying by pulling into the drive-thru… obedience. When we thought about a great steak dinner, we felt our emotions rise—our pulse rate went up… passion. Our senses were alert to the voice and presence of food (popcorn popping, steak sizzling, corn boiling, and candy wrappers opening)… we listened. Our mind thought about recipes and dinners every spare moment, including times when it should have been concentrating on the job at hand… focus. We found ourselves dressing for eating occasions, preferring elastic outfits with no belts! We looked for opportunities to be in the food’s presence. We looked forward to times alone for a binge. We would do anything to get to food and find it no problem, no burden. Cooking or working on the food was something that was always a pleasure. Being separated from food brought sadness. Slowly but surely, this describes the state of your heart. Your heart is an emotional, feeling entity made to adore.
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