My wife was gone this weekend and I had to fend for myself. I don’t usually eat very well when she isn’t around. I have a bowl of Cheerios in the morning and the rest of the day is just picking here and there; maybe putting some leftovers in the microwave. Last evening I found three packs of M&M’s. Fascinating how much better things taste when one is hungry. That first pack of M&M’s was fantastic. So I went for two. Great eating. At this point I realized no one was home to chastise me for intemperance and so I ate the third pack. It took about thirty minutes before I started to feel strange. Wow. It was a bad thing to have done.
I heard a sermon once asking what kind of person would I be if I lived where no one knew me. I think I know the answer. Unless I developed some self discipline I would be a physical wreck who dies young. It’s nice living with someone who watches over me. I never grew up. Really now, if I was smart I would always live the same way if someone or no one was watching because God only wants the best for me. It’s about the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10. “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Being a Christian and living like God wants us to live is about being SMART. If we live SMART we can always live like no one is watching, even God and my wife. Both of them will be very happy.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 16, 2015