Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
Add to Favorites
One Bite at a Time
Gloria Laroza T.
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
I love eating at any time, anywhere. I crave those delectable foods that will satisfy my sweet tooth, and fill my emotional tank. I eat when I’m sad, tired, upset, even when I’m ecstatic about something. But I discovered that albeit food can give me instant gratification, they can never really satisfy my deepest longings. In fact, overeating literally made me sick. So I’m trying to go back to healthy lifestyle. It takes baby steps, one mile around the block at a time, one bite of foods I like a little bit at a time. Now, for me, that’s a test of self-control.
I learned that taking care of my body alone is not enough if I don’t take care of my soul. Like food, I devour on the Word of God because it is comforting. I read my Bible and devotionals morning and night on most days. When I read the Scripture, it seems like I can never have enough. But there are times when I read my Bible too much that I ended up not understanding it. It’s like “always learning but never come to the knowledge of truth.” During the sermon last Sunday, I learned that we need to learn a brief passage from the Scripture, ponder and savor it, and just like food, take it in one bite at a time.
When we open our minds and hearts to what God is saying, the Holy Spirit will guide us to the Truth and nourish and pierce our soul and stir our weary spirit. Like our body, our soul will signal us when something is wrong. When joy seems to elude us, when we seem not satisfied with anything, when we tend to be more cynical of others, and gets restless every minute, then it’s time for a soul check-up. Why do I know this? Because I’m talking from experience. When I don’t feel peace, I go back to The Source of Peace. Yes indeed, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).
Psalm 34:8 : “O taste and see that The Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”
God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Reader Count & Comments
23 Jan 2012
Gloria...I LOVE the idea of savoring one of God's nuggets at a time. Today, I was reading about God's power being made perfect in our weakness. I have always been comforted by that verse and with your wonderful advice, I will focus on that today and let it fill my soul. God is reaching you and teaching you in so many ways and I thank you for sharing His wisdom with us. May we all seek Him with all our hearts, minds and souls. Love, always...Peggy
23 Jan 2012
Hi Gloria, Thank you once again for a very helpful article. YOU are such a blessing. Love you, Sharon
This article has been read
Read more articles by
Gloria Laroza T.
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member