ap.pe.tite: a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need.
more: a greater or additional amount or degree.
we all have God given appetites and that in it self is a good thing. It is when our appetites get out of control that we run into trouble. you have to understand your appetites have one word and that is MORE, Their goal is to control you. Appetites out of control cause us to do Stupid things.
* to be irresponsible.
* to be unhealthy.
* to be hurtful.
* to be ungodly.
The reality is that you and I have an appetite that is battling for control over our life.
What do we do?
1. Ignore it?
2. Think positive thoughts?
3. Ask God for help?
Well the best answers is always found in God’s Word. So lets Go there and look.
Titus 2:11-12 ” For the grace of God that bring salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. “
Paul understood somethings about the Grace of God. From his point of view he had received so much himself, coming to realize how bad he was and how good God is. It humbled him to say the least. And out of humble repentance his life began to change. He no longer trusted in himself or his tradition, because he had been face to face with Jesus the perfect picture of Grace. It is God’s grace that teaches us to say NO. Once you have seen grace ” has appeared to all men” Jesus is what he is talking about. Once you see him you don’t want to do the old life. His grace teaches you, The Holy Spirit of God teaches you and leads you to the best life you can have, but it all starts with saying “NO” repentance. The power of sin and death is broken when we repent and allow grace to teach us.
What appetite do you need to say NO to?___________________________. God’s grace will teach you, and thats the way I see it in my market.