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.
When we don’t eat, we get hungry. Sometimes we don’t eat, because we are too busy. Sometimes we miss a meal, because we get distracted. Sometimes we don’t eat, because we cannot find something satisfying to indulge. Sometimes we are too tired to eat. And sometimes we are sick and don’t have an appetite.
We all know signs of hunger. We may suffer the following symptoms when we are hungry:
Feeling of emptiness
Dizziness, faintness, or light-headedness
Irritability, easily agitated
Lack of concentration
A strange phenomenon occurs if we go without eating for an extended period of time. We will eventually lose our appetite. Our body shuts down the hunger alert, and it stops desiring what is crucial for it to thrive. If we lack proper nourishment, our physical body will fail–likewise with our spirit.
When we cease to crave His presence due to distractions at work, domestic projects, activities with kids, hobbies, errands, events, social interaction, even religious activities — things that can complicate our schedules and wear us down—we tend to lose our appetite for the “Bread of Life.”
When we take our eyes off Him, we will begin to feel empty, faint, and irritable. In addition, we will have a difficult time concentrating on what is MOST important. When our focus is directed on anything other than our ONE TRUE SOURCE, we are at risk of losing our hunger for the only sure Answer to emptiness within.
What we hunger for is what we feed on. If we don’t go to Him FIRST to FILL US, we will fill up or settle for the junk of the world and its pleasures, thus, not providing room for His Holy Spirit to nourish us. With Jesus, we are given consistent sustenance–a balanced diet–The Fruit of the Spirit.
Our Lord wants to be the “SPECIAL” on the menu of each new day!
Please forgive me when I fill up on everything but YOU. I don’t want to be complacent with the things of the world. You provide the ONLY recipe for a healthy spirit. Remind me that when I feed on You and Your Word, my heart stays healthy.
In Jesus Beautiful Name