Spiritual Anorexia

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Anorexia is a horrible delusion.  The person suffering from it does not recognize starvation; they see themselves as fat.  How does one explain this to people in the Sudan?  How is it comprehensible to people dying for lack of food, that in the richest nation in the world, people choose to ignore their need for food-and die for lack of it?

I have noticed a form of anorexia in myself.  Anorexia of the spirit.  I can starve my spirit of those things that give vitality and energy- the Word of God, prayer, praise, and obedience- and yet think of myself as spiritually healthy.  I’m deluded thinking I’m sustained on the food from “way back when”.  Why am I content to live with frustration, stress, vanity, and self-living when I have access to everything I need for life and godliness through Christ?

Bread of Life, may I feast at Your table set for me daily and not be deluded to think I can live otherwise.

2Peter 1:3   His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

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