Sunday, August 2, 2009

Portion Control

Each day we eat approximately 3 meals and 2 snacks. If you were to take all the food you were to consume over a one year period and eat it all in one day you just couldn't! You would vomit. You would become sick and even possible die.

I bring this illustration up to get you to focus your mind on what a portion of food looks like. For each of us this may be very different. Male or female, young or old, active or inactive, all these factor play into the portion our stomach can handle. The same is true about out emotional and spiritual tanks. We are each at different stages of growth and maturity. The fact is God is the only one who can judge what enough is for each of us.

Shouting From the Rooftop (as Glenda from Wednesday always says :)

God knows you completely.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

He provides all you need perfectly.
James 1:5-6 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

He is your portion
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Life may consume you but God will provide what you need, as you need it, in the portion He knows you can handle. Relax, enjoy, rest in His care.


Jennifer said...

Very good post! God bless!!

Jesikarena said...

great post! the analogy is perfect!