I don’t know about you, but I don’t miss too many meals…..and I look like it! On a rare occasion I may be on vacation and fishing from sun up to sunset and miss a meal, but not too often. We understand the importance of food, as well as the enjoyment it brings us and we plan ahead to allow time to eat, make grocery lists, reservations at restaurants; bottom line, we don’t starve ourselves.
That being the case, then why do we starve ourselves spiritually? Why don’t we put as much time and effort into maintaining our spiritual lives as we do our physical lives. We take 60 seconds to pray before a meal and then spend 60 minutes eating. We’ll take the time to plan a whole week’s menu so we get everything we need to fix the meals we enjoy, but we can’t find the time to read our Bible. We’ll go early to get a good seat in a restaurant, but walk into worship ten minutes late. We’ll gladly accept an invitation to a BBQ, but a commitment to participate in a small group just doesn’t fit our lifestyle.
I can’t help but ask the question, are we starving ourselves? Seems to me the answer may be yes. So why? It doesn’t make any sense. We know we need to eat; our stomach tells us. So why are we starving our spirits? Who do we need to tell us to start eating?