Why do we wait until we're starving?
This blog post isn’t one to condemn anyone else more than myself. I’m writing it because I’ve dealt with it a lot in my Christian life. I understand this from experience and unfortunately I have a lot of experience with it.
Over the past month, here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we’ve experienced some horrible weather. It started with hurricane Florence that caused my family to evacuate the state for about a week. Now we are experiencing flooding all over the area here. In this time my normal routines have ceased and unfortunately my spiritual routines have ceased, to the point of what feels line spiritual starvation.
What do I mean by spiritual starvation? I’ll put it like this, there is no way I could go a week without physical sustenance yet I’ve gone a week without spiritual sustenance. I’m not exactly sure how long a person can go without food but I guarantee after about two days I’d eat anything you offered to me! I do think our spiritual food works the same way. False doctrine can easily permeate the thoughts of those not well grounded in the Word or for our illustration rotten food will easily be eaten by those who are spiritually starving.
I also find that when I’m in one of those states where I feel spiritual malnourished that when I finally get into the Word I want to force feed as much as possible as quickly as possible. Now I’d never tell you that too much Word is a bad thing but “I think” our best course of action is to just get back into the routine of regular meals that we can handle. When it comes to diet and nutrition we are taught to eat around 6 to 7 smaller meals a day instead of just 1 or 2 bigger meals. The reason for this is because we can’t digest all the food we eat in big meals and it’s much easier to digest the smaller meals more often. Maybe this is how we should handle our spiritual food!
In closing brethren, let us strive to simply stay in the Word! The more we are in the Word the more we’ll be able to digest and the more we’ll grow! Also, God has given us everything that pertains to LIFE and GODLINESS! What else do we need? Let’s strive to see Him glorified!
For His Glory!