Friday, October 28, 2016

The word is Eat. Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung

//Grazing on His Grace With Praise

Possibly the one thing I do most often during the day is eat. It is by far the one thing many people think I minimally do, unless you know me and follow me around. My weight fluctuates between 103 and 107 and I:m of average height. By medical standards, yes, I'm underweight. I have been here since I gave birth to my first son, 35 years ago. Before then I struggled with extra pounds, diets and dreaded exercise.

What happened? I guess I blame it on a combination of metabolism, stress and choices. And don't get me wrong here, I can binge just as easily as the next person and I have my food addictions. I also get it that everyone is different. I find for me, however, that grazing throughout the day seems to help keep things in balance.

There is a spiritual way to eat which includes grazing. One thing the Lord loves is balance. "A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight." Psa 11:1. A life out of balance falls and can bring down everything it is holding on to.

"Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning for in thee do I trust. Cause me to know the way I should walk, for I lift up me soul unto thee." Psa 143:8.//

"And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long."Psa 35:28

"My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips when I remember thee upon my bed and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice." Psa 63:5-7.

Morning, all day long, and night, Jesus is available to me. Whether it's reading scripture, singing praise, meditating on His presence or praying for wisdom and guidance He never sleeps, He is never too busy. That is His balance and it will help keep my life in balance.


  1. You're right....we all struggle in one way or another, don't we? Blessed to be your neighbor at FMF this week.

    1. Always blessed to have you stop by! Thank you.

  2. Hi Mary, thnak you for this encouraging post and you're so right He never sleeps and is never too busy and is always there for us!

  3. Thank God for His mercies! Blessings to you!