If it’s not too weird, or if it doesn’t make me out to look like a glutton, I usually opt for two plates at any kind of buffet. Two reasons: I don’t want my food touching. And, I want to be able to get a little bit of a lot. And since I don’t like my food touching and I want a little bit of everything, two plates will hold a lot of littles without having to heap them on one another. Ew.
Really, three or four plates would be best. One for protein, one for veggies, one for salad, one for dessert. REMEMBER, I’m not heaping stuff on, just doing little bites of said categories. #notaglutton
I’ve done this in my personal life as well. A little bit of truth over here, some over here. Let me sample that one first. Mmmm, that’s a good one. As much as this kind of eating in the physical world works, I wonder if when we sample truth if we are doing ourselves any favors.
You see, I’ve met people (and been this person) who will listen and listen and eat and eat spiritual truth all day long. We have heard a buffet of truth, but it may not have done any good. Nothing changes. Nothing touches. It’s the same little bit of truth spread out over a mess of plates.
I’d say, maybe we need to pick one truth we really struggle with and feast on that for awhile. Ingest it. Wrestle with it. Get angry about it. Argue with God over it. Think of the one truth of God that you really have a hard time swallowing and just stare at it for a long time. Pick at it for awhile, if need be. Shove it around the plate. Look it over.
I dare you. I dare you to stop eating dumb little portions of Jesus to feel better about yourself, and just stare your ugly right in the face. Stare at what scares you to believe and what might make you think differently. Eat on that ONE truth that you avoid.
Avoiding what you’re so afraid might not be true, is the best way to ensure you stay a slave to that which you already believe is true.
What is your One Truth you need to eat on for awhile?