Have you ever immediately regretted the decision to upgrade your meal to a medium or, dare I say, a large?
Yeah, me too!
My body feels the weight of the grease and the smell lingers on my clothes. My “I want it hot and now” mentality gives way to genetically modified potatoes and something that resembles chicken…or beef…or maybe pork?
A truly sustaining meal, however, would require time, planning, and preparation. It would require patience, discipline, and effort. I would have to learn how to bake, grill, or “skillet” this meal. I would have to invest time, precious time, into the art of cooking.
Time is precious so the first thing that is sacrificed is my health. I would rather take the quick fix than the slow mend.
How often do we treat our worship of God the same way? One hour on a Sunday becomes the spiritual gas station where we pump just enough gas to “get us through”. Justification becomes the mantra of the week: Life is just too crazy right now, the kids are asking too much of me, work demands all my time, etc…
How easy it is set scripture, devotions, prayer, and silent moments to the side when it comes to living the Christian life. We get caught up in the things that we see and experience in our everyday lives that the unseen world of faith becomes more blurry by the second.
Recently a friend of mine was preaching on Jesus’ statement of being the Bread of Life and he put this quote on the screen: We are (spiritually) what we eat (spiritually). Simple yet profound.
We are (spiritually) what we eat (spiritually).
Do we consume things in our lives that will cause us to feel overwhelmed, dirty, or even a little smelly? Or are we consuming the Truth that lifts our burdens, cleans, and washes over our sin?
Worship takes time. It takes intentionality. One hour on a Sunday will not be enough to sustain you throughout the week. Start small. Start prayer with one minute a day. Start reading one verse a day. Listen to an audio bible in your car. Download a devotional app.
Control your time and your schedule. Give God a place in your life so your daily worship can flourish. Why not upgrade your relationship with God to the next level?
What does your spiritual diet look like? What are some things you consume to stay healthy?