What a Snickers’ commercial taught me about the habit of spiritual eating

spiritual eating title

We need food.

It’s not rocket science.  It’s not an issue to debate.  It’s not something we repeatedly put off because “we don’t have time to eat” (at least for long).

Our lives depend on food.

If we want to be physically healthy people, we need to eat.

You can skip a meal here and there.

You can choose to fast for a day or even a week.

But, at some point, you need protein if you want to live a healthy life.

(Like I said, this isn’t rocket science…)

Turns out we need spiritual food too.

If we want to be spiritually healthy people, we need to eat.

Every day.

We can’t expect to live on one or two “spiritual meals” a week.

(If you don’t believe me, try doing that with food…)

When we consistently choose not to eat, we’re not healthy people…

Physically or spiritually.

And, like the Snickers’ commercial says, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.”

We’re weak and vulnerable and not our true selves.

Maybe you’ve neglected the habit of spiritual eating.  And, you’ve noticed all the effects…

You’re weak in your faith.

You’re more vulnerable to temptation.

You’re not living like a true child of God.

Maybe it’s time for some new spiritual eating habits. 

Maybe it’s time to recognize that you need to eat spiritual food every day just as much as you need to eat the food in your refrigerator.

Maybe it’s time for you to eat.

When I discovered your words, I devoured them.
    They are my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name,
    O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.

Jeremiah 15:16

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
    Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Fear the Lord, you his godly people,
    for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
    but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.

Psalms 34:8-10

 

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