Related to, and because of, his visit what I am especially thankful for today is Christian radio! My father-in-law is accustomed to listening to a particular Christian radio station, and certain programs, during the day. He is anything but demanding, which is why it took me until Thursday to realize this and receive the blessing from it. I tried to find this station on the radio, but we can’t pick it up. Our old computer was too slow to listen to a program without a lot of frustration, so I haven’t been listening to Christian radio as much, since our boombox broke. But I realized today that we’ve recently bought a new computer and so we tried it and what a blessing! We listened to Biblical preaching, teaching, exhortation and encouragement! We heard commentaries and discussions about the latest world news from a Christian informed worldview, which gave me much needed direction for my prayers. Most of all, I was strengthened spiritually! The programs today were like spiritual spinach for me! I feel encouraged, fed, prepared, and strengthened to meet my enemies. We are responsible for what we eat, both physically and spiritually. We can be so preoccupied with whether our physical food is healthy, but what about the spiritual food we’re feeding ourselves?
This week I invited my wonderful Godly father-in-law into my home, and because of him, throughout the day today I ate a nourishing and healthy diet of spiritual food, and ran in the fresh air of God’s truth, being exercised, inhaling deeply and cleansing my soul. I have knowledge and the memory of how good that feels and am encouraged to continue in this healthy spiritual lifestyle. And I am so thankful for the blessing of Christian radio.