Artificial Sweetener

Posted: September 2, 2012 in Distraction, Following Jesus, Lifestyle, Purpose

Regardless of what you put an artificial sweetener in or on it is never quite like sugar. It might be cleverly packaged but it always fails. It promises but never really delivers.

Like the sweetener we all have something in life that defines for us what life is about. It is the ultimate power that all of our decisions are related to. It is in effect our “god.” As life goes on, we often change it but it remains a “god” to us even though we have this bad taste in our mouth after taking a swallow.

Think about the implications of “I AM” in Exodus 3:14 and the many “I AM’s” Jesus dropped on people. (John 8:57&58; 6:35; 8:12; 14:6 etc) And then there is the conversation in Mark 10:17-23 where Jesus makes it clear that our “god’s” will never cross the finish line. Acts 19:26 and 1 John 2:15&16 further emphasize the futility of trying to replace Jesus in our life with anything as our ultimate meaning, authority or whatever.

What does your schedule for the last month reveal what you really believe is the point of life?  Talk with someone who will keep you accountable with your making a change.

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