Is food my God, or is God my God? Seriously, what do I look forward to more... time with Jesus? or time with a burrito?
Doing a 21 day diet/fast makes me realize that I'm addicted to food. For me, food isn't just fuel for life, it's also a source of comfort, a source of joy, a source of social activity, and on and on.
When the disciples were focused on food, Jesus was focused on doing the will of the Father...
"...he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about. Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work". John 4:32-34
Call me crazy, but I don't see anything wrong with eating. What IS wrong is when so much joy and comfort come from it that when I'm forced to "give up" a food that I want, I lose all my joy, and have nothing in life to look forward to. Seriously?? I'm that bad? (I'm coming to the realization of yes, I'm that bad) Try fasting, or a strict diet and see if you're not the same way.
I'm thankful that I get to enjoy food, and I plan to keep enjoying food, but my prayer is that it no longer is the root source of so many emotional comforts to me, and that instead, walking with the Father, and doing the will of the Father will become those things to me.
Maybe that sounds holier than thou. But it also sounds like it would be a lot more satisfying and a lot less calories.