Ezekiel 3:8 “And he said to me, son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it, then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth”
When I was younger (notice I said “younger”, because I’m still young!), dinnertime was a big part of the day in our Italian family. I loved to hear my mother say, “Time to eat!” I like to say, “Mangia!” It's a typically direct Italian way of saying, "Dinner is served”, or maybe asmangiamo, "Let's eat," or mangia tutti, "Everybody eat." It’s all music to my ears.
In January of this year, I heard the Lord say to me “I want you to eat My Word”, specifically in reference to the vision He gave me for our church – 2019: The Year of Great Change. So, I have been taking the scriptures from the vision and meditating on them regularly, like I would one of my daily meals. Ezekiel 3:8 says, “And He said to me, son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it, then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth”. This is powerful.
You see, I believe that we need to do more than just skim the Word. It becomes part of us when we eat and digest what God is saying. When we chew on it, mull it over, think on it, and meditate on His Word. To truly experience great change, to see the promises of God manifest in our lives, to see what we’ve believed for, this is a key. We can snack on the Word, or we can eat the Word. In 2019, make it a necessary and essential part of your everyday life. Make it your highest priority. Mangia!!