Peanut Butter or Gourmet Fare?

man on cruise who ate peanut butter sandwiches, feeding on God's Word
I heard about a man who went on a cruise but didn’t realize the food was included in the price. While others dined on the chef’s finest dishes in the dining room, he ate peanut butter sandwiches in his room.

It's a good analogy for my behavior at times when I stupidly depend on my own resources instead of God. 

I may see some results…after all, peanut butter has some nutrition.

But real change comes when I depend on God’s Word and prayer to change me.

Hebrews 4:12 says God’s Word is alive (yes!). It actively changes my heart and mind and reveals my true attitudes. If I have faith in it, memorize it and meditate on it, I will change.

You and I can dine on the peanut butter of self-help or sit at the banquet table of God’s Word. When we sign up for our salvation journey all “meals” are included!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
 
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3 comments:

  1. Yes, you are right. There are so many blessings and promises available to us in Christ Jesus that we fail to take advantage of! Thanks for this reminder.

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  2. Great reminder of all that God has for us. We need to actively participate. Thank you!

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  3. How true and what a good analogy! It's something to teach new believers as well, as sometimes we get used to always being shown the truth and not digging into God's word to see what He has for us. Even at my advanced age, I'm guilty of wanting to take the short-cut but it's only eating peanut butter!

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