Have you put on your Christmas five yet? Extra pounds need not be part of your Christmas gift to your self! I gleaned these hints from various magazine issues but added my own translation.
- First of all, stay away from the food! (I can do this if I just stay home!)
- Walk the buffet line. (Like a thief looking for a way out, case the joint.)
- Beware shiny items; they are prepared with oil. (Don’t go near the Christmas ornaments!)
- If you aren’t sure, ask how the cook prepared it. (You will be S-O-O-O popular!)
This is what St. Paul did when faced with a buffet.
But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]. (1 Corinthians 9:27, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, our overindulgence in any area is a bad example to the world. Help us control our eating, drinking, spending, whatever, so that you might be glorified. Amen