Have you seen the movie, Parental Guidance (2012) with Billy Crystal, and Bette Midler? When the granddaughter, Harper, tastes sugar for the first time and she won’t let it go, that reminds me of ME!
I LOVE condensed milk! I can remember, as a child, walking across the railroad tracks in my home town to purchase a can with my allowance from Taylor’s grocery store. I would savor every spoonful straight out of the can. But that’s not all, there was also my bowl of frosted flakes. Yep, you guessed it! I dowsed my already sugary breakfast with tablespoons of those “sweet-tasting” granules.
–holic” state continued as I got older by devouring six Krispy Kreme donuts in one sitting. I would greedily consume the Pizza Hut family size pack of cinnamon sticks for dessert without regret of sharing. Okay, maybe I shared a couple. Many times, I sacrificed a good wholesome breakfast for a slice of pie. Sweets were my passion!
But, when my body decided it could no longer handle sugar-over-load and discomfort settled in, I knew something would have to change. Yet, I had formed some bad habits. And changing behavioral patterns would definitely be tough! So, I chose the easy way out telling God if I can’t have sugar He may as well take me home to Heaven which eventually I had to admit was not exactly a smart thing to do. When I think back to the times I told the Lord “take me home” because I wasn’t interested in learning the lesson He had mapped out for me, I cringe. He really has been patient with my self-gratifying nature. Oh, how it must grieve the Spirit of God for me to choose the enjoyment of here and now over building something I could enjoy for all eternity!
Today, my body can only tolerate sugar in moderation so I no longer consume condensed milk out of the can, and have left Frosted Flakes behind, and very rarely have a Krispy Kreme doughnut. And through all the years of choosing second best, my gracious heavenly Father never stopped pursuing me so I could experience THE BEST: A relationship with Him that is sweeter than any sweets. That truly is better than condensed milk!
What is your condensed milk story?