Friday, February 1, 2013

WHAT MAKES YOU PURR?

     What flips the switch on your purring machine? For Mr. Whiskers one strong trigger is bare dry cement to roll on. He would prefer the cement to be warm. In Ontario in winter that is not the norm. One day in January when it was bare and dry he was in his glory in spite of the cold.
     
     A plate filled with yummy food at Marj's Village Kitchen sets our older brother off. We give each other a nudge when Paul starts humming between bites.
    
      I must confess this foodie is not far behind him. When my church's First Fruits Fast begins each January, I choose to rein in my appetite for meats and sweets for twenty-one days and concentrate on a better source of satisfaction.

     Jesus told the people, "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life." (John 6:27 NKJV) He declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger." (John 6:35 NKJV)

     David, the psalmist said, "Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live... My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods." (Psalm 63:3-5 NIV)

     I was especially nourished during our fast by the apostle Paul's words in Romans. One special verse was in chapter 15, verse 13, "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (NKJV) Extra time in prayer and God's Word proved to be a great way to start off this new year. Still, I can't deny, a purr sneaks up on the inside as I enjoy foods that were set aside for those few days.    

1 comment:

  1. Mary,

    I so enjoyed your posting. And I was especially drawn in because I saw you mention the word 'purr'. My kitty antennae went up.

    Our kitties loved to roll on the warm cement too. And yes, it was especially pleasurable when it was warm, but they all three were known to roll on cold stuff too.

    I enjoyed your thoughts about food and the reminder that, yes, a great satisfaction comes from His word as we eat it.

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