Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Magic Biscuit

My 3yr old son is as active as any little boy and loves to run and play in dirt and make motorbike noises and 'shoot things' with his 'gunny' - a pronunciation error I have chosen not to correct!There is no way to tell by observing him that he has an aneurysm in his heart, except that he has to take aspirin every morning.

It was quite hard to get him to agree to take it until just recently when he discovered its wondrous properties. You see when he pops his tablet in the little medicine-cup of water, it bubbles and spins around and soon disappears! Now every morning he looks forward to his 'magic biscuit'! And although he enjoys the movement of the tablet, it has greater effects for his heart and one of the advertised affects is that it actually prevents heart disease.

There is a 'magic biscuit' we can take every morning too you know... When we start our day with the word of God we set our heart on the right path. We see the Spirit moving and it encourages us and strengthens us for the day ahead. But it goes much deeper than that. The thoughts and attitudes of our hearts, which would otherwise go unchecked, are challenged and renewed.

Heb 4:12 says "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

But its no good just to watch or to read, Josh has to take the aspirin and we have to "take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph 6:17). Jesus said "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it" (Luke 11:28). So each morning we desperately need to take the word of God and obey it and put into practice what the Spirit has challenged us about. This is serious girls, the health of your heart is at stake and your life depends on it!

Have you had your daily dose?

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Rinna said...

Yay - She's Baaaack!!
Thanks, needed to hear that today - was just reading my morning devotion and paid such little attention to it - will go back and read it all again and then I'll say a proper "Good Morning" to my Lord. xx

Anonymous said...

Oh, Donna! You said this so well! I LOVE IT! Great analogy! Keep 'em coming sister, we need it!