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"I'm Full," Take 2
WELCOME to the weekend friends!
And a special howdy to our Freedom Friday Gals...we single GB girls miss your conversations!
I spent a few minutes today cruising old blog posts and just soaking in all the wisdom (silliness and humor too!) our team has shared over the years. I was particulary struck by one post Priscilla wrote in July 2010. Take a quick read and tell me what YOU think!
I've eaten too much.
The fourth of July ushered in an array of fabulously sloppy, greasy, enormous and delightful dishes that made my mouth water - and I ate IT ALL. Every single delicious bite of every single meal (or snack) that I could find. And it seems that the more I ate, the more I wanted; not because I was hungry mind you, but just because I felt a license to indulge. Know how that happens? A ripple effect of over-eating? I don't think I've actually felt one hunger pain in over four days.
Why? Because I'm full.
Shameful, isn't it?
I'm feeling the effects of all that ice cream and cake, barbecue and bread, cheese and choice steak. It's taking its toll, and my digestion system is just barely making it moment by moment. And one of the downsides of eating so much is that I can't really enjoy any food right now. No matter how appetizing or delicious it may be. Any meal that is before me isn't quite as appealing - simply because my body hasn't processed what it's already been given.
Hmmm. . .
I guess that's kind of gross if you think about it too long (so don't) but it's really got me thinking. . . ..
Not just about my body - but about Christ's.
You see, we are so full. There are more churches on more corners and more conferences on more calendars than ever before. We've got more books and DVDs and CDs and Bible studies then we can digest. And we are taking it all in at record speed. But could any lack of passion we are feeling be, at least in part, attributed to the fact that the body isn't doing anything with what it's already been given? Maybe we are packed too full of information that needs to be put into motion before we can enjoy another banquet feast that He may place before us. Then maybe church won't be a duty anymore, and the conference won't just be "something to get me out of the house" this weekend. Those things will become delectable delights that our hungry souls desire more than anything else.
I want to enjoy what's on my plate. So I want to get busy. . . putting this body in motion.
What are you learning right now in your Bible study, and what are you doing with what God is teaching you?
WOW! I live smack dab in the middle of the Bible belt...and I have such a strong Bible-teaching church, that it'd be hard to walk out of church UN-fed. I am convicted to look for more and more ways to serve others out of the overflow of what I'm learning. I guess this is why I was thinking about my sweet Freedom Friday family when I was reading it...as a single, we have a little disposable time. And this weekend? Well, I'm looking for ways to spend that time on others. Join me?
Have a relaxing, God-filled weekend...you are loved!