• Jack Selcher

What Is on Your Plate?


I am in no position to judge anyone. My portion control meter is out of order. Maybe, the mashed potato container just lies. It says it feeds five when it feeds two! I weigh the same as I did 25 years ago thanks far more to my metabolism than my self-control. On the other hand, I almost never eat fast food unless that means food cooked in the microwave!


Nutritionists correctly observe that for most of us, both what we eat and how much significantly affect our health. They suggest one serving of animal protein is the size of a deck of cards. One-half cup of fruits and vegetables is as big as a computer mouse. A baked potato serving is fist sized. Another kind of portion control, what we do with our time, significantly affects our spiritual health.


Life expectancy in the USA is about 80,1 and, in the Philippines, it is about 69.2 So, of everything we could do in those years, what is our portion? With what are we filling the plates of our lives? About 3,000 years ago King David wrote, “LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure” (Psalm 16:5, NIV). He also called the LORD his portion in Psalm 119:57 and 142:5. He spooned a heaping serving of God on the plate of his life. Asaph agreed, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26, NIV). Jeremiah describes the LORD as the Portion of Jacob (Jeremiah 10:16).


I find it thrilling that of all God could heap on His plate from the vast universe He created, Deuteronomy 32:9 (NIV) states that the LORD’s portion is His people. Of everything God could have chosen, He chose us! That should make us feel special! Now, if we love Him, it is our turn to pile Him on our plate of time. #freechristianleadershipresources #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freeevangelismresources


1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_life_expectancy

2. https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/philippines-life-expectancy


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