Peace family, are you getting filled with the good?
Recently, I ate the most delicious peaches I’ve ever had in my life. There were given to me by my neighbor Cynthia, who is a semi-retired horticulturist, and they blew me away! They were the perfect ratio of sweet to tart, juicy, and almost as soft as ice cream. In fact, they were so wonderful, that as I’ve been tempted to eat junk food (especially donuts and cookies that my co-workers bring into work), it’s been easier to turn the trash down. The fact is, now that I’ve had something so delicious, I just don’t want those inferior sweets like I used to!
This morning, I was thinking about how that applies to our lives. Are we taking time to dwell on the sweetness and wholesomeness of God? Are we talking to him, singing to him, and enjoying fellowship? Are we reading the Bible and embracing his promises?
Maybe if we take more time to be spiritually filled and satisfied, then those worldly pleasures won’t entice us so much. If we are trying to cut bad things out of our lives but aren’t putting good things in, then we’ll starve, and it’s very difficult to turn down even rotten food in that state.
Peace family, let’s you and me both set some time aside this week to really linger on the goodness of God. We are all busy, and we aren’t going to be satisfied without being intentional, so see if you can get an hour, thirty minutes, or even just five minutes to enjoy and thank him. When our hearts are full of good things, then, as a favorite old hymn of mine goes, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”