A while ago, I was reading one of my many books about eating, body image, blah, blah, blah and I came upon a little nugget that opened my eyes. It was something like this: if we ignore our internal cues (hunger) we will become much more vulnerable to external cues (and then overeat, of course). This may seem very obvious. It is obvious, however I finally made a more important connection because of this little tidbit of truth. If I ignore Jesus as He calls me inward to Himself, if I don't go deep into the caverns of my soul, if I do not purposefully seek Him, I will obviously live out on the exterior borders, falling victim to the ridiculous demands of the world.
I have been noticing that my yack, yack, yack voice, that quick commenting impulsive voice, says really dumb things. It comments on appearances. It cares about the temporal. It participates in useless discussion. When I hear it I am reminded that the thoughts it utters are carrying me away from the heart of Jesus. I'm losing ground. I'm overwhelmed by His sweet invitation. Come. Come in. Commune with Me. Go in, not out. Amen.