My husband and I were shopping in one of those outdoor malls the other day. Our children were busy with an activity, and we were passing time until they finished. We wandered aimlessly from store to store. After about an hour of walking, we came out of a store and looked up to a sign in the sky.
Without saying a word, we both gravitated toward this store as though we were magnets drawn together by magnetic force. We walked in the store, and our taste buds danced with delight, as we anticipated the creamy decedance that we were about to partake.
When we approached the counter and glanced up at the menu, there were so many options; it tooks us a few moments to decide if we were to have a shake, a cone, or a cup of scrumptous pleasure. When we finally made a decision and were about to order, there came another question from behind the counter. “What size would you perfer?”
As we looked at our choices, the cashier pointed and rattled off...like it, love it, or gotta have it. Randy and I laughed with elation as we considered our preference.
When we sat down to gobble our yummy treat, I started thinking about the different choices offered to us with a smile. I began to reflect on the Bible and how we consume God’s Word. Some of us Christians like the Bible, and we taste the word with a verse here and there, just enough to enjoy on ocassion--to satisfy a craving.
Then there are many who love the Word of God. They devour the Word and make it a part of their lifestyle. These people usually participate in a weekly study. Lastly, the next kind of Christians are the ones I desire to be and be with. These Christians always opt for the gotta have it.
These people are convinced that they must be fed daily. They know that they can’t make it in this world without the Word of God guiding their lives. They never worry about getting fat on the Word, for they know it is impossible. They feast on a large portion of God’s Word to gain wisdom and understanding on how to live. Their lives are transformed by God's written word. These Christians approach the table (the Bible) as a banquet, and they want to sample everything—not missing one tasty morsel.
Jeremiah 15:16 (NKJV) “Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. “