I need to drink water. Dehydration causes kidney stones. It seems so simple. Drink water, avoid kidney stones! I do well for a few days and then I'm off the wagon again. I don't really like to drink water. I can drink plenty of Coke and Tea though. The bad drinks seem to call my name from the grocery shelves. I am never beckoned to the water aisle by my own persuasion. James 1:13-14 says Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempeth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. So, there's the answer. We are tempted by our own lusts. I like Coke, it's a lust and temptation for me.
Wouldn't it be amazing if good things called us to partake of them? God does! He offers the water of life freely. Have you ever noticed once you start doing things that are good for you, you begin to crave them? The more water you drink, the more you find yourself reaching for it....over the Coke! God is the same way. Once we choose him, we look to him over other things to help us and satisfy our souls. Our conscience or the Holy Spirit helps us choose God's ways. I'm thinking I need an accountability partner to make sure I drink water and eat good food especially since broccoli and exercise will probably never tempt me!
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Leave me a comment with some things that tempt you...good or bad! lol