We are obsessed with everything that deals with dieting. Maybe you are counting points or calories or carbs. Maybe your meals come prepackaged, or you're avoiding everything that isn't fresh. If "skinny" wasn't on our minds, would a major satellite television provider have chosen the term in its new advertising campaign?
My thought today is that it's possible we've taken the dieting mindset into our spiritual lives, too.
We take our prayers or our Bible study in tiny servings. Oh, maybe it's not because we're trying to skimp. We have other excuses:
- too busy
- not enough time
- don't know how
- don't have the tools
We get comfortable with our tiny servings. With the thin broth instead of the steak dinner. It reminds me of the orphanage scene in Oliver Twist. Rows of children trying to survive and grow by eating gruel.
But that's not God wants for us. God wants us to crave time in the Word and time with Him. He wants us to be Oliver. He dreams of the day we step up with our bowl and ask for "More."
Elisha had been working with Elijah. Elijah had been a fearless mentor, and the angel of the Lord spoke directly to him. And Elisha had been witness to many miracles. But it was time for Elijah to go, and he asked his student if he needed anything before he left.
What an opportunity! What would you ask for if you were talking to someone who had such a relationship with God?
Elisha was a clever man. He asked for seconds.
2 Kings 2:9, "Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me."
Do you dare? Do you dare to stop spiritual dieting and ask God for a double portion of His Spirit? What would that look like? How would you be changed?
Eat up: Feast on the Bread of Life.
Thank you for stopping by. Today I'm praying for you to have the boldness to ask God for more.