Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:1-4 (NIV)
On A Diet
What is your diet? What will feed and sustain you? What will feed your hunger and satisfy your thirst? There are a confusing number of different diet choices. It’s really hard to know what is a healthy or unhealthy diet. One day one diet is deemed as being a healthy choice. The next day or month or year that same diet is deemed to be very unhealthy. I have tried so many different diets. I’ve wanted to loose weight. I’ve wanted to gain muscle. I’ve wanted to lose fat. I’ve wanted to gain energy. I have no idea what diet will really sustain me. I’m not sure what diet will really feed my hunger and satisfy my thirst. There is one diet that is not usually being talked about. What diet is that?
How are you dieting on my word? I have never thought that the word “diet” and your word as something that goes together. When I think of dieting I’m usually thinking of eating less. When I think of dieting I’m usually thinking of something that I would put into my mouth. You can feed on my word. Yes, I know. You can feast on my word. You can never become too full of my word. There is nothing in my word that will ever be unhealthy for you. My word will feed and sustain you.
What will happen to you if you eat an unhealthy diet? If I eat an unhealthy diet I will get sick and become unhealthy. That is for sure. What will happen to you if you feast on a healthy diet of my word? Your word will feed my hunger. Your word will satisfy my thirst. Your word will mold and shape my life. Your word will guide and direct my path. Your word will change my heart. Your word will transform my mind. Your word will strengthen me and make me able to stand against evil that is in the world. Yes, it will. Your word will feed righteous and starve sinful desires within me. That’s right. Will you feast on a healthy diet of my word? Yes Lord, I will feast on a healthy diet of your word. That will be very good.
Lord, I will live on every word that comes from you. I will make it my daily practice to feast on your word. Thank you that you are changing my heart and transforming my mind by your word. Your word is making me able to stand against evil as I follow you. Amen
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