It's Thankful Thursday and I'm late in writing my thankful post. Laurie of Women Taking a Stand is hosting and the theme she has chosen for this week is ...spiritual sweet tooth.Oh my, don't those desserts look yummy? I think I snagged that photo from House Beautiful. Sweets have become a temptation for me lately. At least the kind that is chocolate. Come to think of it ...anything with sugar.
However, I know that's not the kind of sweet tooth Laurie is referring to.
Psalm 119:103 says, "How sweet are your words to
my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth."
Instead of grabbing something sweet when I feel stressed or cranky or tired, I am so thankful I have another place to run. And I won't feel guilty for overindulging. In fact, I can spend as much time as I am able and I know I'll leave ...feeling better.
How good does that sound? It's a sweet time when I spend time with the Lord. I share my innermost feelings and longings and I sometimes tattle on others. But only God gets to hear. I'd rather do that than be tempted to gossip and complain. As I talk to God in prayer, I know He listens. How thankful I am to be called a child of God! What a privilege to come before Him and know that He loves me!
How can I not feel thankful? Who needs all of those sweets anyway? Well, maybe once in a while is fine. But my spiritual sweet tooth is only satisfied ...by my relationship with Christ.
How about you? How do you satisfy your sweet tooth?
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