You know those shows. The ones that leave you hanging at the end of each episode? My wife and I are binge watching LOST right now. And let me tell you, almost every episode is a cliffhanger. It certainly wants you to keep watching!
And that is what got me thinking. We don’t watch much TV in our home. But we have been lately. And we are only on Season 2 of 6! Yes, we have been on a binge.
Normally, the word binge is something that is negative. People binge on food or alcohol. As you know, I struggled with a pornography addiction. There were times when I would binge on it. Binging is bad.
But what if we decided to binge on something good?
Why does it have to be bad to fill your heart, mind, and soul to the point where you are consumed with it? It consumes you. You think about it all the time. Your family and friends know all about it because that is all you talk about. You binge and binge because you can’t get enough. Simply, you are not satisfied.
Then God’s word came to mind. There are a few verses that specifically spoke to me.
I Thessalonians 4:1-2 “more and more”
Isaiah 40:28 “his understanding no one can fathom”
Isaiah 55:8-9 “my thoughts are not your thoughts”
Ephesians 3:20 “to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine”
Philippians 3:12-14 “straining toward what is ahead”
Friends, these verses talk about God being bigger than we are. Paul was describing how he wanted more of God. And there was more to have. The prophet Isaiah was explaining that we could not comprehend God or his ways.
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created…”
The world was created by God! We can’t know Him fully! It just can’t happen.
- That is why I think binging can be good. As long as you are filling yourself with God and His word. Is it possible to get enough of God? In my opinion, no. It won’t ever happen.
Two thoughts I leave with you:
- We get to read the end of the book so we know how all of this ends. That means, no cliffhangers! Sure, you may not know what tomorrow holds but you can know who holds tomorrow.
- Even though you can’t know all of God, you will be satisfied by him and yet you will still crave for more of him at the same time. Welcome to the great paradox.