I buffet my body

You may have heard the old joke twisting the words of the Apostle Paul to justify overeating, by saying, “I buffet my body.”  Those words actually refer to Paul’s discipline of his bodily desires to line up with his inward desire to be a passionate follower of Christ.  Fasting is a useful discipline to check our tendency to overindulge in good things at the expense of our discipleship.  Paul also said “Physical training is of some value; but godliness has value for all things.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIV

I encourage in the last few days of our three week fast to remain focused upon keeping your body controlled and your mind open to the Word of the Lord.

Peace and Joy

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