When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)
I know that I have been feeding on junk food. How so? I have been feeding my heart and mind and life on what will not satisfy. I have fed my heart on junk food that will pull me in the wrong directions. I have fed my mind on junk food that will cause me to think thoughts that are not helpful to think. I have fed my life on junk food that will lead me down the wrong paths. This is not good. Yes, I know.
How will you change your diet? How will you feast on what will satisfy? How will you eliminate a junk food diet from your heart and mind and life? Those are good questions. I know where I will start. Where is that? I will start by feasting on your word. How will you do that? I will read your word. I will study your word. I will meditate on and memorize your word. I will pray your word. I will teach your word. I will take a firm grip on your word so it will take a firm grip on me. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. If I fill myself up on your word will I lose my appetite for junk food that the world would like me to feed on? What do you think? I have more than just thoughts on the subject. What do you have? I have experience on the subject. Tell me about that. The more I feed on your word, the less of an appetite I have for the junk food thoughts and opinions and values of the world. That has been your experience? Yes, that has been my experience. I can say more. Go ahead, I’m listening. As I have feasted on your word, my appetite for your word has grown. It has become my joy and delight to come to meet with you in your word. My heart and mind and life hungers for your word. You have fed and sustained and satisfied my life with your word. But, I can never get enough of your word. Your word keeps me wanting to come back for more. Feeding on your word has pushed the desire for junk food thoughts out of my heart, and mind and life. That is very good. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Keep on feasting on my word. Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, help me to eliminate mental, emotional, or spiritual junk food from my diet. Instead I want to feast on your word. Change my heart and transform my mind and guide my life by your word. Your word will be my joy and delight as I follow and serve you. Amen
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