With government orders to stay home, millions of people have found themselves close to their food pantry much of the day, and the temptation to snack more than usual may feel hard to resist. But it can be resisted and avoided.
Extra time at home can be used for progressive purposes. It can be time spent improving one’s state of mind, demonstrating better health, and learning more about God, which always does the most good.
Jesus Christ taught, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”
(Matthew 5:6, RSV). To “hunger and thirst for righteousness,” is to desire right thinking, or spiritual mindedness. This comes from prayer, devotion of thought to lofty ideals, and an honest desire to be better.
Rather than reaching for a bag of potato chips, one can reach out to God in prayer for spiritual truths that inspire. The outcome will be far more satisfying and rewarding than another chip in your mouth.
Time on your hands does not need to translate into more time in the kitchen. It can be used for constructive worthwhile purposes that leave you far better off than more food traveling over your palate.
Grow spiritually, not physically!
Reach out for inspiration from God. Bite into Truth. Chew on Love. Resist pandemic snacking and stay healthy!