Well, I've lost 11 pounds. (In England if someone said he lost 11 pounds would everyone Be looking on the ground for money? I'm thinking out loud!) For the past 3 months, 1 day, 11 hours and 38 minutes I have not had an appetite. Thus the losing of weight. I could stand to lose a few pounds so health wise I am doing OK. I hardly ever eat lunch anymore and never eat out of boredom.
I was reading 1 Peter chapter 2 1-3 today and it made me think of the spiritual hunger I once had for the Word of God. All the goings on of this past year has drained me of an appetite for most everything. Unfortunately my hunger for reading and studying the bible has also suffered. (I can't believe I'm telling you this! Thinking out loud again.)
We are studying at church on Sunday nights about protecting ourselves from the evil one by reading the bible, spending time in prayer and trusting in the power of God. I am in good company and feel sure the hunger will return soon. I admit I am ashamed of my present situation and look forward to the day that I kiss my bible after every reading out of love for that Book.
I am jealous as I read your blogs and hear your passion for the Word of God. I think I am in good company here at CB too!
I feel a little ashamed as I should have welcomed you back some time ago, but as they say better late than never. I will be praying that your hunger for the Word will return as God will honour your intentions, but please do not make reading the word a chore, for you must take delight in the word,expecting the Holy Spirit to speak to you, so you must cultivate the ablity to hear the HS speaking. May you be as excited by the word as you are for your trip
Blessings of peace upon you.
You are not alone in this lack of zeal for God's word. I have been experiencing this for nearly a year and have begun to wonder if I'm the only one that has ever felt this way.
Thank you for your honesty.
Alight my friend, I want you to know that my husband and I have been thinking about and praying for you these past few months.
[verse=Psalm 119: 103]How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth![/verse]
It's time to eat again, my friend.
[quote](In England if someone said he lost 11 pounds would everyone Be looking on the ground for money?[/quote]
Mate, not only would we look on the ground for it but we would skite up a drain pipe and crawl under a man hole cover to find it
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
Give it time... ALL good things come to He who waits ( and he who starts to eat even a small lunch)
[quote]Unfortunately my hunger for reading and studying the bible has also suffered. (I can't believe I'm telling you this! Thinking out loud again.)[/quote] If anyone says they have never felt like this, methinks they be lying!
Thank God for the fleas (Corrie Ten Boom) God is there all the time, not only when we're on top of the mountain!
blessings my friend, blest
Blest, I'm thinking about going to church next Sunday with a sign around my neck that says, "I will work for food!" I've lost 19 pounds as of this morning. Just no appetite. I bet some of the ladies could cook up something that would change that.
I am reading my bible and believe it is just a matter of time!