What’s your favorite food or activity? Have you ever had too much of something that is your favorite? We’ve probably all had this experience sometime in our childhood where we kind of overdosed on something that we really liked – teaching us the valuable lesson of moderation.
When it comes to Jesus, however, I don’t think that moderation is the best decision. In actual truth, I think that our humanity is perfectly designed to absorb & integrate more of Jesus than we can possibly imagine. We’ve got plenty of humanity but not enough Jesus 🙂
I’ve been thinking about consumption alot lately. As humans, we consume alot. Some things are necessary, some are luxuries and some things we consume are non-sensical – look at the trash dumps. I wonder if I consume too much and don’t give enough. One of my reasons for not being generous or not giving is that I’ll run out or there’s not enough, or limited supplies and resources.
It stresses me out when I run out of something – when I run out of time or ideas or money or energy or even myself. I find that when I get spun out in this deadend of inadequacy, my problem, largeley, is that I’m neglecting to keep my eyes on God as my provision (of truth, direction, wisdom, strength, . . . ). When I get my eyes off God, great darkness sneaks in and I find myself rapidly coming to the end of my self. I’m human and I consume, but the ultimate truth is that my consumption needs to be grounded in God. I need Him.