How’s your appetite?
A hearty appetite is a great indicator of good health.
*Speaking of appetite, I’m guest posting a recipe for Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream with Little Becky Homecky today!
The healthier we are, the better and more consistent our appetite. The same goes for our spiritual health. Someone who isn’t feeding themselves a daily dose of Dios is probably not going to be feeling as energized, peaceful and full of joy as the person who’s taking time out of every day to spend with Jesus.
As Christians, we can’t just dress up on Sunday mornings and plaster on the “everything is peachy” smile as we head toward the pews and expect we’ve done enough to keep the title. No ma’am. Though there’s abundant spiritual growth and learning that can be had at a Bible-preaching church, there’s no teaching that comes close to personal relationship building that comes from spending time every day in the Word. Now, don’t click away here because you don’t like to read/snooze through Bible reading/just plain don’t have time for it. You are NOT alone.
There are days that I can find any excuse to put Jesus time to the side. (Painting toenails, anyone?) There are weeks where life seems so utterly jam-packed that my Bible gets buried under a pile of baby toys and to-do lists despite my own advice. This is true. This is me. Raw and somewhat embarrassed, but beloved nonetheless of God. You realize I work for THEE Big Boss, right? I confess, we’re not perfect. (As if you didn’t already know, I’m sure.) I mean, if the Bible teacher still doesn’t have it all together, what’s it all about?
It’s all about Him. Not us. Not even a little. Nope, what God wants from each and every one of us is our adoration. our worship. our hearts. He wants to reveal himself to us through his Word, his Spirit, his unending love for us that he demonstrated through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Jesus tells us that he is the bread of life. Let’s get hungry for that bread. I’m imagining it’s the delish rhubarb streusel bread from the farmer’s market. The more you “eat” the more you’ll crave, the better you’ll feel and the closer you’ll be to the God of all creation. Spend time with the one who loves you no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done. He wants that. You need that.