Monday, January 31, 2011

Spiritual Candy

Since I was little I’ve had an insatiable sweet tooth. Once I bugged my mom so much about the Halloween candy that she gave up and told me to eat all I wanted. I did. Then I threw up. She thought that would cure me of my candy addiction.

Oh no.

The next day I was back at it, pestering her for some more sweets. Makes me feel like that freaky fat kid that gets sucked up the tube in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I always hated that movie.

Well tonight, I was talking with my dear friend Amanda and asked if she’d ever heard of the devotional book called “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. “It’s like spiritual candy!” I said. “Its so good! So amazing! Its like one of those ginormous jawbreakers that lasts forever - it never stops being sweet! Or one of those spirally suckers as big as your face!”

Of course she was excited and I promised to give her one of the three extra copies I have on hand at my house.

Today’s sweet words are better for your heart and your teeth than a jumbo bag of Peanut M&Ms- and they give an even better sense of inner satisfaction and comfort.

January 31

I am your Strength and Shield. I plan out each day and have it ready for you, long before you arise from the bed. I also provide the strength you need each step of the way. Instead of assessing your energy level and wondering about what's on the road ahead, concentrate on staying in touch with me. My Power flows freely into you through our open communication. Refuse to waste energy worrying, and you will have strength to spare.

Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am your Shield. But unlike inanimate armor, I am always alert and active. My Presence watches over you continually, protecting you from both known and unknown dangers. Entrust yourself to My watchcare, which is the best security system available. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.

Now I know:

The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. Psalm 19:9-10


  1. Love it! Love your blog! Love YOU!

  2. great reminder!

    i can't believe you don't love willy wonka.

    i'm craving peanut m&m's. (and i DON'T have a sweet tooth.)