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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Feasting on God's Word

As my 16 year old son fed our pet guinea pig this morning he expressed an interest in my writing a blog about our guinea pig - Squeakers. I thought about her eagerness when it comes to food. In the morning when we give her timothy hay, she is almost frantic for it. At lunch time she knows she will get a carrot and can tell when I'm peeling apples or carrots, and will squeal with hopes that she will be fed something as well.

I thought of the parallel to feasting on God's Word. Perhaps you are a nibbler, and just open your Bible and read a verse or two. Or are you like our guinea pig that tends to gorge? Do you have long periods of time throughout the day that you are able to really delve into the Bible? Or perhaps you are a person that ruminates. This actually refers to how a cow chews its cud. It regurgitates what was in his stomach and chews it again.

I think there are times when we only are able to nibble at God's Word and other times when we have time to gorge. No matter how much time you are able to spend isn't as important as that you spend time ruminating on what God shows you through His scriptures. How are you doing with feasting on God's Word today?

1 comment:

Lisa said...

That's good. Sometimes I can snack, but everyday should have a good balanced meal. ;O)