Note: Just a brief introduction to Arden Whitehurst’s blog post. She is currently a student at Annapolis Christian Academy and a member of City Church. Arden is a clear thinker, solid writer and just a wonderful young Christian with a bright future. She recently published an excellent (brave!) blog on what the world tells us about food compared to what God tells us about food. This post is all the more powerful because of the author’s starting point. She demonstrates that to change one’s habits (in this case eating) requires the greater work of changing one’s thinking. We can’t just turn from the world. We must turn fully to God. When we do we will find that everything is on the table for discussion–and not just the food we sit down to eat. Cheers for this post and a doff of the cap for the shout out at the end. Well done Arden!
Imagine with me that you are in one of my favorite places, a book store. You see shelves upon shelves of books in all directions. Books on health, beauty, art, science, dance, food, you name it they have it! But two special books stand out. One of these books is The World’s Book. The store has thousands of them, yet cannot keep up with the demand for more. Another book the store sells is God’s book. Although this book has fabulous reviews, few people buy it and the store only has a few in stock.
I went to this book store and bought the only obvious choice, The World’s Book. I read this book from cover to cover. I memorized it. I spouted it off to people. I turned a deaf ear to anyone who disagreed with MY book. What did they know, anyway? I believed every word I read…
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