Yesterday Maria said something kind of cute at our fellowship meeting. She was talking about craving the word of God rather than the impermanent things of life. She said that she wished her craving for Scripture was as strong as her attraction to kimchi. A big, fresh bowl of kimchi with steaming white rice... We all laughed because it was really funny the way her voice got excited talking about the kimchi^^
So, do I love the Book of Nehemiah as much as a tall slice of cheesecake with fresh strawberries? Or the Book of Leviticus as much as Reeces Pieces Sundae? Would I take a reading of Jude before a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough batter? Hmmm... :p Actually I do really love the Bible^^ Maybe I am weirder than I thought!
We were also talking yesterday about what sets the Christian apart. Christians are to live a life holy and new, but what does this mean? A passage from Luke 17 sheds some light on the matter:
"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
"It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building." Luke 17:26-30
As it turns out, all people do basically the same things - we work, we eat, we buy and sell, think about our friendships and relationships. Whether it is the next tent down the valley or a new CD on ebay, it makes no difference. Doing these things does not do one any harm. The key to the difference is one's intention. It is easy to go through the motions because, well, they are just the motions. It is much harder to live consciously, intentionally, and humbly.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Colossians 3:17, 23-24
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him...Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.