What do you eat?
Continued study of Isaiah 40:31 (supporting scriptures Heb. 5:12; 1 Cor. 3:2)
Isaiah 40:31 says that as we wait we will mount up with wings like eagles and instantly I thought “what do they eat?” Eagles eat meat-fish, waterfowl, squirrels, prairie dogs, raccoons, and rabbits. I was amazed to learn that they weren’t afraid of the size of the animal because they realize that they have an advantage they can fly away before they get caught. As we wait we must watch our diet as well because it’s in this vulnerable period that we can either get lean or fatten up. When we’re waiting it’s not time to go on a diet to lose weight in the spirit instead while waiting we should be allowing ourselves to get fat. I know that sounds blasphemous, especially from a person who struggles with weight issues, but we must remember that the minute we take off doing activities the excess weight will begin to fall off. All our extra pounds will fall off because when we take off the extra fat turns into fuel for our journey. While waiting we can’t afford to stay on the watery milk of our salvation and the light parts of the word of God. In practical terms while waiting on God we can’t simply attend service on Sunday-we must take our notes home and digest them during the week. Hebrews 4:2 reminds us that if we don’t mix our faith with the preached word we profit nothing. I don’t know about you but I don’t gamble. I am not one who wastes money especially when the odds are stacked against me. Instead I would rather mix my faith with what I now to be true and gain a profit. I would rather fast to grow closer to God versus my being for him to move on my behalf. Eating meat in the spirit includes: prayer, fasting, reading the word of God, meditating on the word of god, spending intentional uninterrupted time with God daily, worshipping, praising God and earnestly seeking his face. Drinking milk in the spirit includes: seeking his hand for things and not his presence, fasting for him to move versus to get closer to him, looking at our devotional time as a check list on a to do list or simply attending service not bringing anything with you. As we celebrate the 4th of July with good bbq let’s remember to eat a well-balanced meal with God first. Have a great day!