Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Steady Diet

“And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful. Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don’t ignore it. Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home! For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord." (Proverbs 8:32-35, NLT)

California Carol, my hip, fit, older sister has been an inspiration to me. She has fiercely devoted herself to a new and healthy lifestyle in recent years, and she's got the beautiful results to show for it. Rarely does a day go by when she isn't getting proper exercise or nourishing her body in wise ways. Besides looking great, she has the energy to meet the demands of her life.

If these amazing results are available in the physical realm, how much more does God seek to daily nourish us in the spiritual realm? By becoming human in the form of Jesus Christ, how boldly God sought to be called our friend. As with any friend, how can we know Him if we don't spend time with Him?

Above all other friendships, God provides great benefits to get us through our daily living. In His word, we are provided with encouragement, love, wisdom, joy, hope, and the list goes on. Who doesn't seek such things in their life? Surely, this alone is reason enough to merit spending daily time with Him. But additionally, He tells us in Isaiah 55:10-11 that time in His word is never wasted. When God speaks, good things happen!

Strengthen yourself daily, my friend, through prayer and the Word. It's a steady diet that will not only energize you for this life, but will also give you a joyful peek at the next!

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