Today’s Scattered Seeds
The other day I got to working with my son on a project. He was teaching me a new computer program that took up most of our day. By late afternoon I started to feel a little light-headed, then I felt weak, and then I realized I hadn’t stopped to eat lunch. I grabbed a quick snack and lay down on the couch.
There’s a reason we can’t go day after day without eating. There’s a reason, we can’t go without sleep. God has designed our physical bodies to reflect the spiritual bodies within. We need to be fed, we need to drink water, and we need to have rest. In essence, our bodies were designed to point us to Christ.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. – Romans 1:20
In the same way that our bodies need to be fueled every day, our spirits need to be fueled. And if they aren’t well fed? We’re certain to stumble and fall.
There’s a popular saying that you are what you eat. In many ways that’s true. If I’m low on energy it’s usually due to a poor diet, vice versa. And what energy do we have for the soul? Hope.
Hope keeps us going when life drags us down. It takes our eyes off of our past and onto the goal set before us. It gives us something to live for beyond the scope of this crumbling world. It offers us peace.
Every time I open my Bible I’m filled with the hope of God’s Word. I’m energized by the hope of salvation I have in Christ. And I’m nourished by the Words of my Savior and friend.
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Consider your spiritual diet. Are you spending time with Jesus in prayer? Are you reading His Word? If not, start implementing new habits today.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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