I’ve often not realized I forgot to eat or drink anything until late at night when I feel dizzy or crave some kind of junk – potato chips, chocolate, sugar! I’m eating less but getting fatter.
When I read this verse about craving I was appalled. Prov. 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
But…but…but…I’m not a sluggard, I think, I am busy, busy, busy. I think God is telling me that not making health a habit is lazy. Not getting into the Word on a regular basis is habitually inactive (definition of a sluggard…Caring for my temple and making my SOUL fat (instead of my body) should be a priority.
My doctor is trying to fix that. For the past 10 days I’ve been on a “diet” to eat 3 regular meals AND 2 fruit snacks, AND drink water, water, water. It is very hard for me to watch the clock 5 times a day, to stop, drink, eat. It seems so boring until I start and TASTE the good foods. Results have been very surprising. So far, lost 10# and 7” and IF I start eating in the morning, I DO feel HUNGRY!
I noticed quite the same leaning spiritually. Get busy, busy, busy, doing good things and forget to “eat” at The Lord’s Table, and to drink, drink, drink, of the Living Water and I get spiritually sluggish, (Disinclined to exert oneself), instead depending on yesterday’s devotions or Sunday’s sermon to get me through. Doesn’t work.
Interesting isn’t it that when I make God’s Word a priority – regularly opening it FIRST – before I get busy…I more frequently get HUNGRY for more, accomplish more, and produce higher quality.
Deut. 8:3 “And He humbled you and let you be hungry,
and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.