Monday, November 2, 2009

Vitamin Victor

So here is my issue. I have a couple of minor physical ailments that can most likely be cured simply by faithfully taking certain supplements. I have purchased the supplements--they reside in my cabinets--yet, I don't take them. I think about them. At times I consider going into the kitchen with one goal. But they rarely make it into my body. So why the breakdown? Why do I not follow through to healing?

This has caused me to think of our periodic spiritual dilemma. The cure to peace, joy, and rest has been presented--repent of sin and trust in the one true God--yet we don't partake of His glorious feast. The answer to our broken spirit and faint heart resides in choosing obedient submission to the will of God, yet we run and try to hide.

Thankfully God is infinitely more powerful than supplements. He pursues His own. He heals and loves. He lavishes us with mercy. He even disciplines His children that we would come back into His realm of safety. We simply have to take that small step of faith towards His fatherly arms.

"I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread; his beauty shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon. Those who dwell under His shadow shall return; they shall be revived like grain, and grow like a vine. There scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon." Hosea 14:4-7

The God of the universe loves you and me with infinite perfection. And His ways and plans for us are for our good. How deceptive our hearts can often be. Turn to Him and He promises restoration.

Now I think its time I go take my supplements.

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1 comment:

Julie Forman said...

Are you reading my mind today or what?! Goodness! I have the same little vitamin problem! And I am experiencing his relentless pursuit and reformation of my spirit even now. You are right on, and I love the spirit that shines from behind your words. Keep it up!

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