• Getting Real About my Favorite Idol

    I remember several years ago talking with a friend who was struggling to give up cigarettes. I encouraged her to consider how her body was created to glorify God: [box]“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)[/box] While I was challenging her to consider this verse each time she reached for a smoke, the Holy Spirit got my attention. He issued His own challenge to me. He graciously challenged me with this: “It’s no different than when you reach for that second piece of chocolate cake…