Isabelle Kuhn, in her book By Searching, talks about a time when the Bible became quite dull to her. "Oh Lord, she prayed, Why can't I sense your presence now as I have lately? Why has the Bible become dry?" "When a child fills her stomach with ice cream and soda pop," the Lord seemed to answer, "why does she lose her appetite for meat and potatoes?"
Isabelle lived in the 1920's, and she struggled with distractions. We live in the 21st century, and sometimes I think our teeth have rotted out from all of the sugar we have consumed. Are we even capable of chewing meat and potatoes anymore?
"I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready." -1 Corinthians 3:2
"Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." - Hebrews 5:13-14
Isabelle's distraction in this instance was reading novels. Our distractions can be just about anything. Isabelle decided to give it up. She writes, "Did I find it hard to make this self denial? Does one miss candlelight when morning sunshine is pouring in the window? No, I was richly repaid for this self discipline." What will we choose?
"Taste and see that the Lord is good" -Psalm 34:8
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled" -Matthew 5:6