Friday, January 7, 2011


Do you ever find yourself completely famished and craving that one certain thing to satisfy your hunger? I know I do. Sometimes I find it really maddening (in a funny way) to not know exactly what it is I want and then I resort to nibbling on this and nibbling on that in some misguided attempt to satisfy whatever it is my body specifically wants. It is also times like these when it is dangerous to go to the grocery store as shopping around can lead you to throwing whatever your eyes see into the cart until you get to the check out and realize you have overspent considerably when all you needed was just a few of the items you had feverishly grabbed.

In our spiritual lives it is gratifying to know that we do not have to suffer from the same fate when we have the truth of the Scripture to give us a full "shopping list," if you will. In 2 Peter 1:3 we are assured that He gives us everything we need for life and godliness. He is also referred to as the giver of our daily bread and, in John 6:35, we are told that He is the bread of life and in Him we will never go hungry again.

We as people are constantly seeking fulfillment and to feel as though we lack nothing. In our times of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual hunger it is imperative that we are not filling our life shopping list with frivolous things to fill our proverbial pantry, be it material possessions, validation from others, social/governmental assurances, etc. Our true fulfillment comes from feeding on the truth which then aligns our daily activities, our heart, and our desires with the things that God desires. This is how we, as a consumer of the Kingdom, bring about the Kingdom for all to feast on, and be filled with.

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