Re:Verse passage – 1 Kings 19:3-8 (day four)
We tend to think there is a dichotomy between the spiritual and the physical. We experience mountain top “spiritual” moments, but then life quickly returns to worrying about things that are much more “physical.” Elijah experiences these things back to back. He has this wonderful mountain top moment with the Lord, but then is quickly brought into the visceral experience of running for his life, feeling exhausted and hungry, lonely and depressed.
But this is a false dichotomy. I don’t believe the Lord created us to live in this divided way. As we see with Elijah, the Lord was very near when the mountain top moment had evaporated, ministering to him through food and sleep. Eating and sleeping are not unspiritual. Prayer and worship are not non-physical.
Let’s ditch this divided way of thinking and simply walk with the Lord, inviting him into every inch of our lives. Romans 12:1 (MSG): “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.”