Get a Piece of Pi(e)

by APC on March 18, 2015

A few days ago—March 14 to be exact—grade schools around the country celebrated Pi (π) Day. If you didn’t know, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately 3.14. Therefore, Pi Day is celebrated on the third month (March) and the fourteenth day. And, what do you think the celebratory meal consists of? Pie.

Every day of the year is a different celebration of some kind:

  • May 4—Star Wars Day (May the “fourth” be with you)
  • July 15—Cow Appreciation Day
  • September 19—Talk Like a Pirate Day

…just to name a few.

It seems as though the human race has an innate inner desire to focus on and “ingest” something each day. We desire to learn something new, celebrate its goodness, consume it, and apply it. We desire knowledge (Pi). We desire food (maybe pie, maybe not). Can we lay hold on something—Pi(e)—daily that meets our needs and desires?

As it turns out, God in His infinite wisdom created humans this way purposefully. And, He gave us a way to satisfy our desire for a piece of Pi(e) every day.

Matthew 4:4 instructs us: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God (KJV). Just as we require daily sustenance to survive, we need to feed on God’s Word daily to survive. We spend too much of our lives fulfilling our desires in worldly things—not in what the Lord preordained to meet our needs. God gave us His Word to teach us, to sustain us, to feed  us, and to lift us up. He gave us His Word so we can apply it and celebrate it!

I Peter 2:2 tells us that in order to grow, we need to desire the sincere milk of the Word. We need spiritual food! If we don’t feed on the Word of God daily, we will find ourselves frail and weak. We will lack the right nutrients to grow into stronger men and women of God.

Humans typically follow a schedule of daily eating—three meals broken into breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eating’s routine, mapped out, and repeated day, after day, after day. We need to approach “feeding” on the Word of God the same way. Reading should be routine, mapped out, and repeated daily. But, how can we start?

In the Bible we find the book of Proverbs. Proverbs has 31 chapters; there’s one chapter to match the days in most of the months in our calendar year. If we struggle to get into God’s Word daily, a good place to start is by reading Proverbs. We can read Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, Proverbs 7 on the seventh day, and so on.

We can start getting our piece of Pi(e) today—we don’t have to wait to start on day one, chapter one. We can read a piece of God’s Word today, consume it, and start growing!

Here’s more food for thought. Because Pi is an irrational number, it cannot be expressed as a common fraction. Its decimal representation (rounded to 3.14) actually never ends—it permanently repeats itself.

Just as we won’t ever be completely full of physical food to stop eating, reading God’s Word isn’t something we’ll ever stop consuming. If we start with Proverbs, when the month ends, just begin again. Focusing on His Word, learning from it, celebrating it, etc. should be constantly on repeat until the day we meet our Lord and Savior.

We need a piece of God’s  Word to “munch” on and digest every day—to meditate on it, let it remake our hearts and minds, and help us grow stronger in our spiritual walk. We can take of piece of His pie daily—and the best part? It never runs out….just like Pi. I encourage you, dear reader, to go after a piece of God’s Pi(e) and see if you ever get full.