Pumpkin Spice what?

Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Pumpkin Spice pizza. (Are you kidding me?)
Pumpkin Spice cookies, cake, and syrup.
Pumpkin Spice cheerios (No, no, no, no, no)
Pumpkin Spice potato chips (Really!  NO!)
Pumpkin Spice Oreos (That was bound to happen)
Pumpkin Spice milk.  (What for the Oreos?)
Pumpkin Spice Fettuccini (I don't even know how to serve that) AND!
Pumpkin Spice Moonshine. (Nope!)

Now before you decide to string me up as a heretic, please understand.  If you like Pumpkin Spice - that's ok.  Even I have nothing against the flavor of Pumpkin Spice.

I'm using Pumpkin Spice as a metaphor for things that you can get carried away with.  I'll even include addictions and bad habits.  I recently received a phone call from a friend of mine asking how he could help a 13-year-old break a porn habit.  I recently helped someone understand that going to AA isn't a bad thing, but a necessary thing for them.  (No they have never tried Pumpkin Spice Moonshine.)

1 Cor 6:12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.

Paul made it clear.  Just because it's legal doesn't mean you should do it.  Don't be dominated or mastered by anything. 

There is only one Master, and His name is Jesus.  We serve Him.  We do not serve addictions, bad attitudes or behavior.  We do not serve money, this world or our own lusts.  We serve Him and Him alone.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I want to serve you, help me to break these other things off of me - even my love for (insert your "Pumpkin Spice" problem here).  AMEN  



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