|Bowl Of Broth
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
The last time I had a long stay in the hospital I was feed broth that I would not of feed to my worse enemy or the starving children of the world, it was that nasty. The broth was full of grease. I like a nice broth with may a few herbs when I am not well. However I usually donít go out of the way to fix it. The point is a good broth when one weak can strengthen a person enough to help enable them to get well. When one sick with the flu one needs not a full course meal, unless it not effecting the appetite. What I landed up doing in the hospital was drinking herbal tea, because I little option. The tea was not much better but it was a little something, because I was on one of them clear liquid diets. Finally the dietitian of the hospital called me and wanted to know what I was eating. Doctor had seen my plate. I told her no one could eat that broth. I had been drinking herbal tea. She said no more. I got a plate of food that day. No it was not the fault of dietitian she only obeyed orders herself, nor the doctor that trust the cafeteria, nor the cafeteria who was told to make it that way, okay where does the buck stop, Who ever created that recipe for that broth perhaps and called it healthy.
Anyway there is a rhyme or reason I am ranting a little this morning. There is time when one is weak that herbs to the soul is good and other times strong meat is need. However what is crazy is when a person assume someone needs one thing and they need something else. Who are we to judge Godís servant. It is like assuming someone needs a particular scripture passage and in truth it might really be another. The root of the problem is not always the passage we think. Yet if God lays scripture for you to share by all means share it, but donít go hunting scripture to shove down someone throats, it is a choking hazard that kills more people then it saves. God enables his people to stand not people. Godís servants listen to his voice despite the crowd shoveling or judging. Biblical example would be Noah did not listen to the crowd as he built the ark. David did not listen to the king or his brothers as he went to slay Goliath. Jesus did allow Peter to fight as he was taken captive. Elijah did not stop speaking Godís word despite his desire to runaway. God knows if we need strong meat, or herbal tea. I know for fact I need not the broth in the hospital, even the doctor had agreed on that one.
The point is have faith trust in Godís provision for the spiritual food needed for the journey, his provision is enough, and his timing is perfect. However we can not expect to always walk on plush carpets, but sometimes it is a road full of potholes. Potholes either make us stronger, or they cause us to fall in a mud puddle. Godís word always allows us to stand no matter the journey or the shape of the road, if we well trust in him. Godís spiritual food is ample.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the herbal broth of your word as well as the full course meal of our word in my life. Feed me Lord the word and the meal needed for the journey through life. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV
(28) Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
(29) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
(30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
(31) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.