Did you know that some snakes only need to eat once per year? Every time I enjoy yet another reptile show or encounter with my family, my husband always admires the creature’s ability to go without a meal for so long. “Imagine how much time you’d have to get stuff done!” he exclaims. “Do you have any idea how much money we’d save?”
It’s fun to fantasize about the convenience of setting aside one day per year to nourish your body, but the reality is that, without daily bread and water, your body will grow weak and tired, wither away, and die at the first symptom of the common cold.
Starving My Spirit
Yet, this is exactly what many of us do to our spirit. We nourish our spirit occasionally and then move on to focus on life’s demands. When difficulty strikes, our starved spirit is unable to meet the challenge and succumbs to depression, anxiety, and bitterness.