Saturday, October 6, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 October 6

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving” 
(1 Timothy 4:1-4).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the latest trends by Satan on the street today is a thing called “Body Shaming.”  It is the action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.  According to Psychology Today, entitled "Shutting Down Body Shaming:  New law conveys the message that weight does not equal worth.  Posted Oct 10, 2017.  The article states, Multiple studies have shown the negative impact of the media on body image.  Exposure to photoshopped images of unrealistic body ideals has been linked to low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), at least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S., resulting in at least one death every 62 minutes. In a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, negative body image was determined to be a predictor of suicidal thoughts among college students, especially among young women.  A new law in France is now attempting to tackle what has become a public health issue in that country as well, where over 600,000 people suffer from anorexia or other eating disorders.”  I think that a bucket of Kentucky fried chicken is going to taste just fine for dinner tonight.  Wrap your identity securely in Christ Jesus.  Do not allow the enemy of your soul to shame you into thinking you are less than what Jesus has created you to be.  

Sing: I’ve got a made-up mind, I’ve got a final destination, gonna keep on pressing on, to my final destination.  Gonna burn all the bridges behind me, break at the ties that bind me; I’m gonna keep on pressing on, till I reach that home sweet home, that new Jerusalem.


Thought For Today:  Be ye doers of the word and not hears only.

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