Food can be so frustrating. This is heightened if, like me, you are a vegan, or more correctly, a struggling vegan. My father, who eats pretty much anything, had the same challenge once. At the time I heard him say he wished his body operated like a motor vehicle, where he could simply eat once a week, the way he filled his gas tank, and be okay for the rest of the time.
No matter what we eat, our bodies need food in order to survive. When we fail to eat on time, we suffer the consequences – from general discomfort, to stomach pains and in some cases ulcers and various complications. Our spiritual selves also need to be fed. And while we would love to fill up once a week and be okay, this is not the case. We are bound to become spiritually weak and sick. We wouldn’t forego our physical meals on a continuous basis, yet we deny ourselves spiritual food, only filling our tanks on Sunday mornings.
Are you constantly studying God’s word and seeking after God’s will? Is there gas in your spiritual tank or are you running on fumes?
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.