Let “The Word of the Lord” suppresses the “snack attack.”©
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+
I was praying a while ago about my increasing weigh. I’m not as mobile as
I used to be, so the pounds were adding up. I found myself “grazing” at the
Refrigerator way too often. I would open the door and almost expect a miracle of some new apparition of a tasty morsel left for me to munch on that was not there an hour ago! What on earth am I thinking? I was snacking way too much. I was not looking after my body. What to do, what to do?
So, in prayer, the Lord showed me to graze or snack on “His Word.”
I put a bible outside the fridge.
I also put a bible in a zip lock bag inside the fridge.
Now when I am tempted to graze inside the fridge I first graze on “The
Word” of the Lord outside the fridge. I open the Bible sitting next to the fridge and read what ever the Lord leads me to.
99% of the time that is enough to “redirect” my mind from food to the word of the Lord. Quenching the spirit of gluttony that was slowly overtaking me.
If the urge to eat is not quelled at that moment, I would then open the fridge and take out the zip lock bag with a very cold bible within it!
Now I will read something from “that” bible.
At this point, the Lord closes down my desire as I am truly seeking first the Kingdom Of God and not some fattening snack.
Let “The Word of the Lord” suppresses the “snack attack.”
Give it a try.
The cheapest diet I have ever tried!
Please be assured of my prayers as you try the Bible diet!
I’m praying for your health.
Let me know how it works for you.
Be well,
Do good works,
And for the sake of God love one another.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+
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  1. Beverly Wirth says:

    I always wear dark glasses when opening my refrigerator door. I figure, “Out of sight, out of mind.” If out of mind, then out of body, then out of waistline, then problem solved. The great truths of life are really simple. We are the only ones who complexicate the matter.
    Sister B.

  2. Sue Ellen Ruetsch says:

    This is brilliant! We tend to fast from the Word and binge on too much food. What a wonderful way to redirect our appetite to the food that truly nourishes and satisfies. Thanks for sharing, dear Pilgrim friend.

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