I have mentioned before some references to younger years when I battled eating disorders. The full range of eating disorders—from one end of the spectrum to the other. This morning this Scripture is standing out to me:
“Give us this day our daily bread...”
As I held my Bible in my hands—pondering the fact that we cannot live on bread alone, but on every Word that comes out of the mouth of God—my mind drifted back to when I tried to live on less and less bread, less and less everything.
I was starving, but I didn’t feel like I was. My stomach had decreased in size to the point that I got full quickly, so I wasn’t really hungry. That is when it’s dangerous.
Should we dare to keep multiple Bibles in our possession without daring to open them up consistently and feed, we are putting ourselves in danger of malnutrition. The gradual decline in meals at His table can cause us to lose our appetites…cause us to lose our hunger.
I urge you to pull up a chair at His table every day and eat something. Open up the Word every day and read. You truly cannot live on physical food alone. Don’t leave your spirit man in an anorexic state. Trust me, there is a weak and frail aspect that comes with thinning. It is the last days…we need all the strength we can get.
Father, first of all thank You for delivering me from what man says cannot be overcome completely. Thank You for continually bringing me into balance. Please stir up an increased hunger for Your Word in the Body of Christ. Don’t let us starve ourselves. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.