I will eat several times today. I like to eat. I haven’t really missed too many meals. Sometimes I eat just because I want to do something. You know how it is. You will be working, and then you will catch a glimpse of some snack sitting on or near your desk, and you will think, “Hmmm… I should eat that.” These aren’t always the best decisions in life. But then there are times that I eat because I am hungry. Perhaps I have not eaten in a while… maybe a whole day, which is a long time in my world. It dawns on me that I haven’t eaten, and I really start to get hungry. I start to think about what I want to eat. Sometimes anything will do, but often I develop a taste for a specific meal that will satisfy my desire.
When I am in this state, low grade fast food will not do. I want something tasty and filling. When I decide on it, I get excited thinking about it. You probably know what I’m talking about. At a certain point in the process, nothing else will satisfy that hunger. As tangible as this experience is physically, it should be the same in the spiritual realm. We should have a true hunger for specific things. Not just a desire for whatever is sitting nearby. There are plenty of things we can snack on spiritually. If you have access to the internet, you can easily grab anything to stuff into your spiritual mouth. Some of it is decent, but a lot of it is just junk food that leaves us out of shape and still hungry just a short time later. It is laced with sugar, artificial products, and preservatives. It may feel good going down, but it is not healthy and does not hit the spot. Scripture gives us a nutritious plan. We should desire the things of God. He created our spirit. He knows what we need and when we need it. God has truth that will strengthen you without the negative side-effects of processed spiritual food.
There is good spiritual food out there. I hope this site provides a healthy portion of your spiritual diet. But this and other Christian resources are not the main course. You should be seeking something more than any person, or church, or website can provide. God uses these kitchens, chefs, and servers to bring you great meals. But your hunger should go beyond what they can provide. At one point the disciples of Jesus encouraged Him to eat something. He told them, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.” The disciples said to one another, “Could someone have brought Him something to eat?” Christ responded, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” (John 4:32-34) On another occasion Jesus taught the people, “Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)
Today, do not be satisfied to snack around on spiritual candy. Develop a strong hunger and thirst for righteousness. You develop a hunger by serving hard in His righteousness. God has promised to fill you. Get hungry and get satisfied.
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