“Some cravings are best left unsatisfied…” ~the janitor

I was chatting with Andrew from my life group. He has been sober since he was 26 years old.  That was some 17 years, ago.  He knows what it is like to be a drunk.  He knows what the evil one will do in seemingly satisfying his cravings.  He still hears that whisper ever once in a while that says, “Just one beer won’t hurt”.

” A wind set in motion by God swept quails in from the sea. They piled up to a depth of about three feet in the camp and as far out as a day’s walk in every direction. All that day and night and into the next day the people were out gathering the quail—huge amounts of quail; even the slowest person among them gathered at least sixty bushels. They spread them out all over the camp for drying. But while they were still chewing the quail and had hardly swallowed the first bites, God’s anger blazed out against the people. He hit them with a terrible plague. They ended up calling the place Kibroth Hattaavah (Graves-of-the-Craving). There they buried the people who craved meat.” ~Moses

“Some cravings are best left unsatisfied…” ~the janitor

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on ““Some cravings are best left unsatisfied…” ~the janitor”

  1. hi archie

    Sometimes we have many cravings that are not forbidden, but they are something we should think about. As I sit here, and read, I am eating cream cheese and crackers. A little while ago, I ate some chocolate. Not really a lot of nutrition there.

    Actually, as you say, these cravings are best left unsatisfied.

    It is the little things that get us, which could potentially weaken us to resist the bigger things.

    Life is most successful if we have self discipline in our daily lives. Occasional cravings are ok, unless they become a habit, then we are in trouble.

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