As Tommy approached home after spending a fun afternoon at his friend’s house, the rich aroma met him. His mother had cooked roast turkey with all the trimmings and apple pie for dessert. This was everyone’s favourite meal, but most of all, it was Tommy’s. The house was abuzz with happiness as they prepared for a hearty meal.
Tommy sat through the meal hardly eating his most favourite foods. Instead of clearing his plate in short time as usual, he picked at a little of everything.
Tommy and his friend had been ‘snacking’ most of the afternoon – peanut butter sandwiches, potato crisps, chocolate biscuits, candies, soda pop – how could he eat anything more – even his ‘best fav’ meal?
In settling for something he really, really liked,
Tommy was unable to partake of the best.
# How is it with our spiritual appetites?
# Do we tend to feast on things we like,
thereby losing the joy of our spiritual food?
# Do we settle for less than the best?
(close communion with our Lord,
through His Word and prayer and obedience to His will)
Many places in Scripture liken the Christian life to being in a race. In Hebrews 12:1 we are told to “lay aside every weight” – to cast off and leave all that is not helpful in running the race. These could even be ‘good’ things, but if they take the place of ‘the best’ – the spiritual food we need – they are to be forsaken.
EVERYTHING is either a WING or a WEIGHT
Lord, reveal to me any ‘weights’ in my life which hinder my walk with You.
Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which easily besets us,
and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Mr Anon says:
# Anything that comes between me and my God – ROBS God.
# Anything that comes between me and my God – BECOMES my god.
# He who offers God second place – offers Him NO place.