I love to eat. My kids are starting to laugh at my insatiable desire for food. I even clean their plates… thus the name human garbage disposal. They point it out by reminding me of my ever expanding waist. (Those who know me may even laugh at that… I do).
I was so hungry today I left for lunch early. Resisting the overwhelming temptation to go to Ross’ Diner I headed home to see what leftovers I could dive into.
As I eat, I am thinking about my own spiritual hunger these days. It’s like I can’t get enough to fill the hunger. Glad I’m not one that can’t feed himself. I’d be in some serious trouble! Glad that I had several people in my life as a young Christian that taught me how to feed myself.
If I’m not careful my spiritual waistline may start to expand too. Don’t want that to happen either. I ask myself now… What does God want me to do with all this spiritual hunger? Who is it that I need to be pouring my life into? Is it one other person? A group of people? I have this great desire… just not sure what to do with it.
Until I know, I will sit at the Master’s table and eat. I will get my daily exercise as I go. Being flexible to what He desires.
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6, NKJV).
I like how The Message reads, “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.”