A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone over 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So I think I’m wasting my time, and the pastors are wasting their time by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “letters to the editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu of a single one of those meals. But I do know this: they all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”
Psalms 119:105 says: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” The Word of God is our daily bread, the bread of life. Jeremiah 15:16 says: “I ate your words, and they brought me great joy.” Psalms 119:103 says: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”
Napoleon Hill in his best selling book Think and Grow Rich wrote that the mind is like a garden. If you plant positive seeds, it grows flowers. If you plan negative seeds, it grows weeds. It doesn’t know the difference between positive or negative,
it just takes whatever you give it and grows and grows. What are you feeding yourself?
Every day at work a man complained about his peanut butter and jelly lunch to his co-workers. Finally one day, tired of hearing his complaining, someone said, “Why don’t you tell your wife that you don’t like peanut butter and jelly?” He replied, “Leave my wife out of this; I make my own lunch.” Pogo was right when he said we have met the enemy, and the enemy is us.
LIFE LESSON: In 2014 be careful what you feed yourself. Romans 10:17 tells us: “Faith cometh by hearing the message and the message is heard through the Word of God.” Let’s feed on that. Amen!
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