Our dog Angel, is a rescue dog. A beautiful, feisty, lovable English Springer Spaniel. She ate out of her rescuers trash, (on the counter, on the ground or in the can) and 10+ years later, she still gets into the trash if the kids leave the cupboard door open. She can’t help but dig in the trash! Perhaps these delicious morsels of forbidden treats, discarded by us keep drawing her in because in her past she went hungry or without. Maybe she just likes things that aren’t good for her?
Here in this photo, she is just chilling eating some random pieces of some things that weren’t dealt with properly. You can see the trash that fell out of the trash can, and she just got comfortable in the midst of it all.
How often do you and I do that? How often do we dig in the trash? The habit we used to have, sneaks up on us when a door is left open, and we gorge on garbage. We get comfortable in the midst of it all. Maybe we willingly choose to devour delicious morsels of forbidden things like Angel does. Are we watching something we know we shouldn’t? Are we participating in gossip, or eating too much? Are we reading things the Lord wouldn’t approve of? Are we wasting our time on social media? Are we comfortable lying down in the midst of it all, not caring about what gross things we are consuming? We know these things that aren’t good for us. Why are we so comfy eating garbage? EEEWWW
We need to throw that garbage in the trash and take it out, so we aren’t tempted to participate and get comfortable in it! Jesus takes out the trash in our lives when we ask Him to forgive us. Psalm 103:12 says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” We are free from all of that. John 8:38 says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” We are free!
Let’s choose not to “gorge on garbage”.
I love you,