Monday, September 23, 2013

Feast to be a Beast


“Come and dine, the Lord is calling, come and dine.”  - C. B. Widmeyer

When I started lifting weights I was 15 years old, one hundred and ten pounds, with an earnest zeal for becoming a bodybuilder!  I woke up at 5am each morning to lift with my football teammates before classes began.  After a couple of weeks of this I realized that although I had pushed myself through exhausting workouts, I hadn’t grown much muscle or gone up in strength.  I asked a bigger guy what he did to ‘get big’ and after comparing his strategy to mine, I realized that our diets were different.  I ate what I wanted; he ate what he needed.  He intentionally ate calories—complete proteins, complex carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fats, and vitamins—to grow.  On the contrary, I often skipped meals and went malnourished.  I needed to feast to be a beast!  Similarly how many people desire to grow spiritually but fail to supplement their selves with God’s Word and prayer?  Weeks pass and although they work hard and are exhausted, they haven’t grown stronger because they are malnourished spiritually.  If this happens to be you then God has a table spread for you.  Let’s eat!

Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God (Luke 14:15, ASV). 

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