Friday, May 17, 2013

Spiritual Giardia

Psalm 1 tells us the secret to being happy!  We are not to do certain things and we are to do other things. 

What not to do?  Do not walk or stand or sit in the counsel of the wicked, in the path of sinners, or with scoffers.  (Notice the progression!!  It starts with us first walking along side ungodliness and if we are not careful we stop and hang out and before we know it we are sitting down comfortable there!!)

What to do?  Delight in the law of the Lord and meditate on it day and night.

Hummmm.  Meditate.   Ponder.  Think on.  Chew.  Digest. 

So, no wonder we are not happy!!  How often do we read our Bible or have our quiet time and go on our way and have NO IDEA what we just read?  Think about it.  At the end of the day….do you remember what you read that morning?  Yesterday?  A few minutes ago?

The reason?  Are you ready for this?  I believe many of us have spiritual giardia!!  Ha!  Ever heard that in church before? 

You might want to refer to my last post where I shared about when I had the parasite giardia.  Giardia attacks the lining of the intestines and strips away all of the fibers that takes in nutrition and the end result is my intestines were more like a drain pipe where everything that went into my system simply ran through it instead of being “grabbed” by the little fingers of a healthy intestine.

I believe that many of us have spiritual giardia.  We read or hear something from God….and instead of meditating on it, chewing it, and thinking about it, it simply runs through our mind and runs out just as quickly because we do not meditate.  Ponder. Chew. 

We know the Word is life.  It feeds us.  It nourishes us.  Perhaps that is why the church is weak and malnutritioned.  We are not meditating.  Pondering.  Chewing.

Next time we “eat” of the bread of life—let’s not let it run right through us….let’s get into the habit of meditating.  Pondering.  Chewing!

Eat up girl!

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