I am currently reading Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson.
He says- "we put one foot in front of the other as we follow Jesus, and in order to know who he is, where he is goin, and how to walk in his steps, we reach for a book, the book, and read it...these words are to be taken in, tasted, chewed, savored, swallowed, and digested...the word gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water, missions into all the world, healing and evangelism, justice in Jesus' name, hands raised in adoration of the Father, feet washed in company with the son."
This is a little of what I ate today- II Corinthians 6:11-13, The Message
I can't tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide open, spacious life. We didn't fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren't small, but your living them in a small way. I'm speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
In the NIV, the final verse says "Open wide your hearts."
Hmmmm, I know that I need to open wide my heart. I need to consume the Word, so the Word can consume me. I long to live in the wide open spacious life everyday!