Thursday, May 10, 2007

running on empty

Have you ever tried to work out on an empty stomach - or even dehydrated? it isn't fun and that is not how it is supposed to be done. The other day I was hungry and out traveling before I went to the gym, so i stopped by Publix and got some Kashi and an apple. Good little snack before I went to the elliptical!
I read Ps 119.32 today and thought this was a lot of the same thing. How often do we try to live the Christian life running on empty - without getting filled with his WORD! The psalmist talks about it here.
"I will run in the way of your commandments, when you enlarge my heart." We are active in the first part, only after we are passive in the second part.

Not only are we to run here (like a jog) - we are supposed to run swiftly in all the days of our lives - not just on Sundays or when things are going well with people around us - all the days - our manner of living. Similar to the NT's word for walk.
But - God must first make our understanding broad. we are to pray for this - God will do it. We can't do it on our own without grace. God will give us understanding - He wants us to understand it and grow in the Word - why would He hide it from us? He has given us the Holy Spirit (John 15-17) to illumine us in the matters of God and his Son (and himself).

Pray today, especially if you have been running on empty, that God would enlarge your heart (or will, understanding) for the Word. He will!

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