Where’s the beef?
It became popular in the early 1980’s in a Wendy’s commercial. Look it up if you have never heard it before. It was a top Super Bowl ad and we know how people enjoy the competition in the ads at Super Bowl.
I thought of those words this morning and it led me to a couple of verses that I have taught on many times in the past:
1 Corinthians 3:2-3 – I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready, for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world? (TPT)
Hebrews 5:12-14 – You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong. (TPT)
Where’s the beef?
Have you grown up in the Lord? Can you see that you are becoming more and more like Jesus?
For me, I like to use simple words – simple thoughts. Teach and move on. Allow another to grow in the Lord. Give another time to try the meat of the Word and digest it. To not force feed – but give them time.
For you see, I have enough to work on – me! Am I growing up in the Lord? Am I allowing the Holy Spirit to move around in my heart and take control of my life? Trying out new foods?
What happens when we never go deeper still into His Word?
We roll around in the vomit of the milk.
You over feed a baby on milk and they will throw it up. There comes a time that the infant must start trying out the meat – digesting it and making room for more solid foods.
So, my question for today:
Where is the beef?
If you find that you are not moving on into more spiritual things – then find someone who is walking in spirit and in truth – one who is growing up in the Lord. And look for guidance and encouragement to step out in grace and in love and start trying out the beef.
I grew up under heavy legalism! Heavy. Legalism. It has taken me years to recover from the damage. I lived in fear. Fear that I would disappoint the Father. Fear that I would die on a day that I screwed up badly and would never make it to heaven. Those things taught under legalism destroys – let me repeat that – those things taught under legalism destroys. It kept me from moving forward in my walk with the Lord. I laid around in the vomit of the milk never truly knowing the Father and wasted years in my life under the thumb of man.
Today, I walk freely in the Lord. Not ashamed of who I am.
You can too. My God is real. My God is love. My God is truth.
My Song: We all have bad days. We all fall from time to time. Don’t let another keep you from getting up. Don’t wallow in the milk. Trust in the one who makes a difference in our lives – let Him gently lead you home.