My blood test came back, and the verdict was that there is not enough Vitamin D and B12 in my body.
My symptoms have been all over the map. I have felt like I might pass out. I have been worried that I might lose my mind. I have had odd sensations—tingling and tremor-like feelings in my body. I honestly wondered if I might have some terminal ailment.
Then I found out what those vitamin deficiencies can cause—it sounded a lot like my laundry list of health issues.
I also found that fortunately, if I can just get “enough” of those missing links in my body, I will be on the road to recovery.
And soon, I might actually be healing instead of feeling like I have one foot in the grave with the other foot on a banana peel.
While I can get enough B12 and Vitamin D, one thing I can never get enough of is food. (at least not if I want to live)
You have to eat to live.
And it matters what you put into your body for fuel.
If I fill my body with trash—processed junk, sugary garbage—then I am going to feel like garbage. So much so that it may lead to vitamin deficiencies and illness.
Truth: I don’t eat like I should.
I accidentally keep eating Kit Kat bars…and cereal…and chips.
Except it isn’t accidental at all—it is intentional. I have a great love for the garbage, and despite the consequences I reap from eating it, I eat it anyway. Even when it makes me feel sick and unhealthy.
Our spiritual health is much the same.
We may have a steady diet of ‘R’ Rated movies, off-color You tube videos, trashy books and music. Or maybe we feed ourselves lies and negative thoughts.
If we do any of these, just like a crummy diet results in a myriad of problems, our mental diet affects our spiritual health on every level.
We MUST have the word of God to have good spiritual health. And there will never be too much of God’s word in our hearts and minds—any amount of God’s word is not “enough.”
Job recognized that the words of God were essential to living—even more than food
We can learn a thing or two (or twenty-zillion) from Job. This man was declared by God Himself as “a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil.” Job 1:8, (ESV)
Considering what influenced Job to be such a man of God, I think about how highly Job valued God’s words.
Then I have to ask myself,
“Do I ever think I have had “enough” of God’s word?”
I know there are moments when I feel that I have been filled to the brim with God’s word. Then there are those other moments when verses I have heard hundreds of times are blown wide-open before my eyes completely afresh.
Even if I knew the bible frontwards and backwards, I can never, ever know all there is to know about God through His word.
That is all the proof I need to know that I will never have enough of the word of God.
Mat 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
No matter what I have in this world that I think I need, whether it is a vitamin, food, air—or whatever it is—none of it will surpass the importance and life sustaining power of the Word of God.
And I hope I never get “enough” of it.
Some verses for you to tuck into your hearts:
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
1Peter 2:2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation
2Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for
correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
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