A few weeks ago my husband shared an illustration in one of his sermons that struck me in a new way, even though I had heard it before (based on My Heart, Christ’s Home by Robert Mounger). He tells the story of Christ’s visit to a home. In the story, Jesus is shown from room to room, making various comments and pointing out sin and needs. But when He asks for a peak inside of the odorous hall closet, He’s denied.
We all have those closeted-off spaces in our hearts, areas we wish to keep to ourselves. Perhaps we feel the closet is too disgusting for Christ’s redemption. Perhaps we wish to maintain control over that area. Perhaps we simply don’t want to be told what to do with it.
When I heard the illustration told again, I recognized two areas that I’ve been unwilling to let the Lord have control of until recent years. Sure, I’ve given him bits and pieces here and there, but not the full access He is asking for. One of these areas is my health, specifically my eating habits.
Lately, the Father has been teaching me how often sin comes into play in my eating. He’s making me call it what it is – sin. He’s not letting me “off the hook” any longer. He desires to free me from this slavery, and I’m beginning to yearn for that freedom myself!
So, I really appreciated Sarah Knepper’s post this week about emotional eating. She was even brave enough to start a video diary and confess this problem face to face (well, digitally)! I can relate to so much of what she wrote and said, so I’m happy to share it with you all.
Thanks for the encouragement, Sarah!
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