Self-discipline in eating is something we don’t think about.  We laugh and joke about how much we eat.  We panic at the least hunger pain and say we are “starving”.  It is okay to be hungry.  A friend of mine says he does a fast when he sees food beginning to dominate his life too much.  Foods must not control the Lord’s servants.  We fast from food from time to time not just for the good of our bodies but to better savor the Bread from heaven.

“For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” ….. He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.” John 6:33, 41 (NASB)