Monday, January 18, 2010

serving size...

Sometimes I feel like I have to call the FDA and complain about serving sizes. I mean, who really sits down and measures out one tablespoon of hummus before they open the bag of pita chips? Who pours 1/4 cup of cereal for breakfast? Who rations out half of a can of soup? I wish I was excited about filling my palm of food and walking away feeling full. By alas, I'm not that girl.

I have a funny feeling, we don't have that same feeling when it comes to our time spent in prayer, time spent advising a friend, or time spent in daily devotion. We are completely content with the serving size. You know, the daily reading as we rush in the morning, the bible study we listen to on the way to work, the quick prayer before your lunch. But are serving sizes enough to fill our hearts, minds, and souls for the nourishment we need for the day?

I'm going to break all diet rules and jump off the weight-wagon when it comes to spiritual matters. Stop being content with serving sizes. Gorge, pig-out, stuff your heart with the goodness of God. Taste and see that God is good (Psalm 34:8). Then and only then will we be content and full of His love, hope, and joy.

What have you eaten today? Has it been enough to sustain you through the day? Remember, when it comes to spiritual matters, don't be a vegetarian! (See: Hebrews 5:14)

Remember to pray for Haiti. If it's the least we can do, it's the most we can do.

13 comments:

Michelle said...

You're a genius. Food = Spiritual Matters. Yep, I was hooked. ;)

Diandra Ann said...

good analogy! I like this blog a lot. Especially since you just told me to ignore serving sizes! :) love you!!!

Miss Minderz said...

What you say is so true. Sometimes we feel the rush of the day and know we must squeeze in our "devotional" time somewhere, so we stick with the minimum... thinking that it would satisfy us the whole day. Yet it doesn't.

God is worth more then that. He DESERVES more and we should give it to Him. Doing this will only hurt our walk and our relationship with Christ. In order to grow closer to God and be used by God, we must value our devotional and prayer time. It is important to our walk. We must not treat it as a small portion but gorge and pig-out (Just like you said).

Jenn said...

I have a question then:

Do you read devotionals? Is there a particular devotional that you recommend? How can I "consume" more if I don't have time?

Thanks!

rebeccannb said...

I have been realizing more and more how I need to be eating more spiritual food than I have been! It truly makes a difference in my day and helps me to fight through the times of insecurities, and frustrations I tend to let rule over me. Your posts are always encouraging and challenging at the same time! I LOVE it! :)

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Very creative - very well written and very thoughtful. Makes me rethink my serving size. ;o)

Bianca said...

Hey y'all, thanks for the love.

Just to clarify and answer Jenn's question, I'm not opposed to devotionals, but I do believe sometimes they take place of the purity of God's word.

Devotionals are great, but it's someone's comments on a portion of biblical texts, rather than the straight, unadulterated logos of the bible :) With that being said, a devotional is better than nothing.

*Take time to make time for the one who made time.*

renay. said...

Love, love, love, this... not only because I'm a fellow foodie but because it hits straight to the heart. I agree that devotionals are great. They are like our sweet treats but they should never replace the meat and potatoes that is the Word of God (or in my case the enchiladas, rice and beans!). ;) Thanks, B.

H Quintanilla said...

Awesome application/illustration!

Lindsay said...

Thank you for reminding a current grazer that she needs to get back to feasting on the word :)

The Montgomerys said...

what a clear and super cool way to get the point across that we need to be fervently reading the word!!!!!!!

you are a super smart & gifted woman of the Lord!!!!!!!!!

KS*Rebecca said...

I love it!!! Yes I need to pig out on the word like I'd been known to do with food.

Cindy A. said...

Awesome post! Ya cut me deep, B, ya cut me deep...

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