Okay so this post will be short and “sweet”. hehe Gotta love “diet” humor eh?
Anyway, I have always been a bit curious as to why an apple would be such a temptation to Adam and Eve. I mean… it’s an apple. (Yes, I know it probably wasn’t an apple but actually some other kind of fruit but the analogy still works.)
But I have a two fold thought about it now:
1) Okay, so it was forbidden and really that alone made it desirable. Why? I don’t know but my brain certainly tends to desire or at least wonder about things that are forbidden. Like, I don’t know… chocolate??? It’s like every piece of it that I come across (and after Christmas I come across it frequently) is physically trying to unwrap itself and jump in my mouth. Or mayyyybe I’m just having some wicked withdrawal hallucinations. Ha!
2) When you are hungry, even something typically undesirable looks gooooooood. Like, an apple. I never want apples on a regular day but today I was hungry and so my mind went to the things I could eat. Suddenly an apple was gorgeous, sweet, luscious, and scrumptious. And that is exactly what a mind renewal is. By unequivocally stopping chocolate or other sweet things from being an option, my mind is renewing it’s process of desire. I now desire an apple! I know, right?!?!?! Cool!
(Side note: gotta check out tomorrow’s post… it totally ties in with that! I just didn’t have enough time today to do the topic justice!)
But again, it is only because I have unequivocally shut down those other foods by making this covenant. Otherwise I can assure you that I would convince myself that one bite of chocolate when I’m hungry would be okay.
I’m loving this sweet deal with God!