It’s 8:15 and a little boy wanders into my room barely awake. “Mamma, can I eat my lollipop?” I chuckle at the enthusiasm that makes him think of it first thing when he wakes up and tell him he needs to eat his breakfast first. “But Mommy, then I will be full.”
“Honey, that lollipop is full of sugar and the only thing it is good for is rotting your teeth. Fill up on breakfast and then you can eat the lollipop.”
I’ve been burdened by our lollipop mentality lately. We are so concerned with the sweets of this life that we forget to fill up on the good stuff. We spend more time chasing rainbows than reading our devotions. We choose to fill our minds with fantasy (books, movies, video games, etc) rather than with the Word of God. The sweets of this life are only good for the moment of pleasure and then they rot your teeth.
I don’t know about you, but I need more of the Bread of Life and less of the junk food that Satan is tempting us with on a daily basis. Hmmm. . . sounds like a spiritual diet, just in time for the holidays. =)