Are You on a Starvation Diet?
It probably won’t shock anyone when I confess that I’m not very good at dieting. But, it’s not for the reason that you might think. I’m generally not an “over-eater” as that might be defined. In fact, I have the opposite problem. Most days I don’t eat enough. That, I have learned, can be as detrimental to the effort to lose weight as over eating might be. I don’t understand all the science of it, but essentially I have fooled my body into thinking that I am starving, and that leads the body to begin storing fat and slowing down the process of metabolizing the food I consume. Who knew?
The remedy for this is to eat properly. It’s really taking a lot of discipline for me to do that. Getting up and actually eating breakfast everyday is not “normal” for me, but I recognize that it is necessary.
Here’s my question for you: “Are you getting the RIGHT spiritual nutrition?” Much like I was inadvertently starving my body, if we aren’t regularly and vitally connected with God through reading and studying His Word, the Bible, we can starve our spirit. If we aren’t feeding our spirit we won’t have the strength and stamina we need when the trials and battles of life come.
Consider this passage from Psalm 119:
97 How I love Your teaching! It is my meditation all day long. 98 Your command makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers because Your decrees are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the elders because I obey Your precepts. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path to follow Your word.
102 I have not turned from Your judgments, for You Yourself have instructed me. 103 How sweet Your word is to my taste— sweeter than honey to my mouth. 104 I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way. [HCSB]
So, I invite you to eat regularly at the table of God’s Word. Get engaged and study His Word. We would love to have you join us Wednesday night as Andie is teaching an excellent Bible Study on living the adventure of Faith in God. We meet at 7:00 in our apartment. If you need more info. drop me a line or give me a call.
Is that the dinner bell I hear?