One bite, one taste, and you’re hooked. This is true in all types of issues… delicious food items, social opportunities (courting), your drug of choice, skydiving, mountain climbing, gambling, sex, career endeavors, educational pursuits, fishing, and sports in general.
Who, though, do you know… that would include in this same scenario….Spiritual pursuits? Probably not many. I think differently, though… as many of my Brothers in Christ, are literally consumed, or… if you will….addicted… to knowing the Bible, having a strong relationship with God, and serving Him through various ministries.
There are many by-products of “being hooked,” to include; helping others, volunteering in community assistance, teaching Sunday school, providing transportation to Church, the doctor, or even the movies, and even… helping a co-worker, or peer… become more proficient in their career.
A prime example would be myself. I started attending weekly Bible-Study about 5 years ago… and have become, basically… addicted to the Word of God. I never even owned a Bible until I was about 50 years old, and then it took me another 22 years to even consider the idea of an in-depth study of the Bible. Now… I‘m consumed with learning more; becoming a better Christian, and serving my fellow-man, regardless of religious affiliation.
We all can become addicted to Christ; He has extended an open invitation to all of mankind…regardless. And, we…that would be you…and me… can become a part of that same addiction… that of Loving, Adoring, and Worshiping Our Lord God… Jesus Christ. I’m not a trained religious professional…rather…I’m just like any of the Apostles of the early Church; I’ve been chosen by God to serve Him through YOU.
In a special… certain kind of way, which I cannot explain… I am convinced that God has chosen me to serve His people. Matthew 28:19 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: To this, I am “hooked.”