I had the oddest post sermon compliment yesterday. While standing talking with the last group of folks in the church a young woman approached me and told me that my sermons are interesting, but that she was truly moved by my illustrations about Mexican food. That said I am going to dedicate this blog post to this church member and let them know from the beginning that it is all about Mexican food.
At this moment I am sitting at my desk feeling the slight tug of my belt as I have just finished lunch with my beautiful wife and two daughters. What did I eat? Mexican food, duh. Specifically I ate a deep fried avocado stuffed with beef fajita meat and cheese. Yes, I have a belly ache. It’s funny; this innocent dish seemed so wonderful as I ordered it. It looked so tasty as I bit into it. Now, it has made me sleepy and lazy as it works its way around my belly. Mexican food is great on the pallet but bad in gut.
Do you remember that old phrase your parents used to tell you? “You are what you eat.” I always thought it was funny thinking that I would turn into a reces peanut butter cup. There is truth to it though… when you put a deep fried piece of meat and cheese stuffed fat into your body, your body will become saturated with it. When you put that green stuff in, you will actually feel good.
This Sunday we are going to look at what we put into our lives. When we put into our lives the equivalent of a deep fried fajita stuffed avocado… we are going to reap the belly ache of our choices. When we put in that which God intended we will see health.
Ask yourself today, what am I putting in me?
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.