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A LOW GRADE GRAZER (Facebook Session)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

"My people are not INTIMATELY MEDITATING and DIGESTING because they're too busy GRAZING over My Word"!

Again, we're here to SERVE you (empower, strengthen, inspire and edify) from the Word of God; not ENTERTAIN! We're hopeful these posts will reach you right where you are and inspire further meditation (focused thinking; rethinking what you read) as well as, profitable dialogue with others.  In other words, too many of us have unconsciously become LOW GRADE GRAZERS perpetrating HIGH PLACES of illumination and revelation; absent any AUTHENTICITY! 

I’m reminded of a story about a celebrity Pastor who visited Israel and while trekking down Mt. Arbel, whose slopes are extremely steep, notices a cow resting in one of the caves high upon the mountains.  They were intrigued by the continuous movement of the cow’s mouth – it was chewing the cud or ruminating (chewing over and over again) maximizing the grass it had eaten earlier. In other words, it was methodically regurgitating it, chewing it and swallowing it again. 

So, what does a cow ruminating grass have to do with God’s Word?  It’s an object lesson on the criticality of MEDITATING on God’s Word in whatever capacity it is presented.  The Lord is saying that many of us go to church or visit different social media  pages only to approach HIS WORD like the OTHER cows GRAZING at the BOTTOM of the mountain—they simply EAT and GO!  In retrospect, the cow chewing the cud, ruminating and taking it’s time to ABSORB all the NUTRIENTS, was kept in a HIGH PLACE – a place of rest, security and perfect calm. 

See the LOVE OF GOD in that he’s admonishing us to when we come to receive His living Word, whether in church on Sunday, in our quiet time with Him or on any social media page, don’t simply GRAZE and GO but EAT and RUMINATE. 

 To that end, know that we love you; however, we are NOT willing to compromise the integrity of God’s Word and intended purpose of our FB Page.  I want to admonish you to pull yourself away from the noise, chaos, clutter and busyness of life; especially during the Christmas season and sit at the feet of Jesus and be REFRESHED under the waterfall of God’s love while enjoying His Word through meditation!

Too many of us have unconsciously become LOW GRADE GRAZERS perpetrating HIGH PLACES of illumination and revelation; absent any AUTHENTICITY!

I’m reminded of a story about a celebrity Pastor who visited Israel and while trekking down Mt. Arbel, whose slopes are extremely steep and notices a cow resting in one of the caves high upon the mountains. They were intrigued by the continuous movement of the cow’s mouth – it was chewing the cud or ruminating (chewing over and over again) maximizing the grass it had eaten earlier. In other words, it was methodically regurgitating it, chewing it and swallowing it again.

So, what does a cow ruminating grass have to do with God’s Word? It’s an object lesson on the criticality of MEDITATING on God’s Word in whatever capacity it is presented. The Lord is saying that many of us go to church or visit different social media pages only to approach HIS WORD like the OTHER cows GRAZING at the BOTTOM of the mountain—they simply EAT and GO! In retrospect, the cow chewing the cud, ruminating and taking it’s time to ABSORB all the NUTRIENTS, was kept in a HIGH PLACE – a place of rest, security and perfect peace.

Might we ALL take a pause and SEE the LOVE OF GOD in that he’s admonishing us that when we come to receive His LIVING WORD, whether in church on Sunday, in our quiet time with Him or on any social media page, don’t simply GRAZE and GO but EAT and RUMINATE!

To that end, know that we love you; however, we are NOT willing to compromise the integrity of God’s Word and intended purpose of our FB Page to accommodate GRAZERS. I want to admonish you to pull yourself away from the noise, chaos, clutter and busyness of life; especially during the Christmas season and sit at the feet of Jesus and be REFRESHED under the waterfall of God’s love by INTIMATELY meditating on His Word!

Now let the RUMINATING begin......

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