Of Hummers and Boas

From my computer chair I can see one of my hummingbird feeders. This year we have more hummers than we have in past years and it's been fun watching them zip around. They load light and come often. Their eating habits are completely different than a boa constrictor's. A boa will eat only sporadically, as needed, and their meal will be many times the size of a hummingbird's tiny sips.

Is either of them wrong in their eating habits? No, they are exactly as God made them. But yanno, if I had to choose between being a boa or a hummingbird, I'd choose to be a hummer every time.

Even in my spiritual life I'd rather be like a little hummer, stopping often throughout my days. Yes, we need 'heavy' spiritual meals—times of prolonged study, but we also need to make frequent stops to sip from God's refreshing feeders that are always full of nectar—His Word and prayer. A steady diet will sweeten our life.


  1. Am I the only one who, upon seeing your title, though of the "gas guzzlers? LOL"
    Excellent message, dear Peej. If we wait for the "boa eating style" moments, we may never get fed :)

  2. I love this, Peej. Just the right amount of feeding every day lifts the heart and spirit! Love the pictures, too.

  3. Awesome thoughts. I've been thinking a lot about this myself lately...I want a steady diet to sweeten my life!

  4. What a really good little nugget of truth! Yes, we must take small sips, but keep coming back constantly to drink that Living Water.


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