The scripture provides an invitation to always share our burden with Jesus. In doing so, we welcome the Spirit who walks and works alongside us using the formula we already know:
1. Getting enough exercise by practicing faith – visiting the sick, feeding those who are hungry, helping those who are poor.
2. Seeking spiritual food that is nutritious by participating in Bible study, listening to the preached word, sharing in witness with one another.
3. Finding enough rest by separating a while for contemplation and prayer.
Like any good spiritual recipe where these ingredients are mixed together with God’s helping hand, achieving, and maintaining balance becomes easier.
Looking to the cupboard for a pinch of this, a touch of that,
…useful ingredients: sweet; tart; or, a little milk, non-fat.
Becoming a spiritual cook also calls for training, skill, and a bit of art,
endeavoring with some diligence, consideration and, well, being smart.
What one comes up with has a lot to do with the combination of things we chew.
Depending… it could be a terrible taste, yuck, or quite delicious, thanks! Who knew!
Start by keeping God in view.
Seek spices, seasonings, true.
Don’t be afraid with trying something new,
mixing up an enticing pot of stew.
For a Christian, salt is needed, and a good thing,
but like the other ingredients we need bring,
try to refrain from adding too much
…what helps with this, is a lighter touch.
Rev. Richard Wagner