JULY 8, 2017 (It has been over 100 degrees for a while now and time for light eating and lots of liquids! And maybe a “smoothie” or two to cool down! Thought this was a good one to re-run. From August of 2012. Enjoy and stay cool! njh)
MMMMM….. creamy smoothies! Easy to swallow, quick to make and they taste so good! There are varieties for breakfast or lunch or dinner! Just put the ingredients in a blender and hit the button! Even the tough food comes out smooth!
I think we all try to put our spiritual lives into a blender as well. We only want the smoothies – the easy to swallow scriptures, the passages that tickle our taste buds, the simple verses we can relate to quickly! We are like babies – only thinking about that next bottle of milk to fill us up for a little while.
Hebrews 5: 13-14 “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil”.
God’s word is made up of all different textures and some we have to chew on a little longer. We must persevere in the word – be constant. We may not understand it all the 1st or the 10th time we read it. And then on that 11th reading, it turns into a “smoothie’! We grow stronger in our faith and closer to the Lord!
Put away that “spiritual blender” and get out your knife and fork. Get into the “constant use” pattern and you will feel yourself gaining spiritual strength as you feed yourself on the Word. Psalm 28: 7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped”.
In His Name,
The word’s for this week:
BLT Believers Live Triumphantly
DIG Delight In God