God's been showing me in the last week that food is not the only area where I am guilty of this "fill myself to the brim so there's no room for anything else" syndrome. I just finished a book and this is one of the quotes I read...
"If we are not hungry for God, it is because we have allowed our souls to be satisfied or satiated with other things."
I fill my time with so many things: computer, driving, shopping, reading, cleaning, sleeping...and this list could go on forever. Some of those are even "good", if not necessary, things. The problem is that I don't just stop at necessary. I fill myself with these things until I am full to the point of bursting and then I wonder, "Why don't I have more of the hunger that I should for God?" Well, if I look at the big picture I'm not surprised. There's no room left. I keep my mind busy with everything else. So, in the last couple of days I've cut out a LOT of my normal "keep my mind busy" activities. I have been reading my bible instead of going to zone out in front of the computer and praying instead of getting in the car to drive to town and spend money.
I've been amazed at the amount I've learned and what God's revealed to me in just a few short days. And even in the area of food, I'm learning to eat until I'm satisfied and then I stop. Remember, "Food is fuel, not comfort."
I hope this inspires you and I hope it gives you hope. God has so much in store for us. He has so much that he wants to teach us and free us from. We just have to give him our time. The more time we give God the more of a sensitivity we will develop for Him. If you want to read about a great example in the Bible check out Luke 2:36-38. In these verses we see Anna's keen sensitivity as a result of never leaving the temple but worshiping day and night..
Making room in my heart,