Late-night pizza, pickles, cupcakes and drinks. As amusing as this scenario seems, we who are members of Christs' Body are warned to take lustful eating a little more seriously. As Paul warned the Corinthians, "...do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NKJV).
As members of God's Army, there is one fact we must face: Being used of Him means exercising spiritual discipline. As His soldiers we simply can't afford to lose precious rest because of heartburn, indigestion, or being over-stuffed.
So the next time you're tempted to go on a midnight refrigerator raid, stop and ask yourself, "How much is too much? How big a snack can I have and still have a good night's sleep?" You'll soon discover that the satisfaction that comes from exercising a little self-discipline is even better than that which comes from extra food!
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, I want to be pleasing to You in all aspects of my life, including my eating habits. I acknowledge that my Body is the temple of Your Spirit. Help me to honor You in what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat it. You have given me Your spirit of self-control, and I want to exercise it. May You be glorified in my body as I prepare for a good night's sleep. In Jesus' Name, Amen.