02 Apr Breathing Room – Day 15
Psalm 145:15 (NLT)
The eyes of all look to you in hope;
you give them their food as they need it.
I’m hungry for something, but I don’t what for. So, I go to the panty and search, hoping to find something that might satisfy what’s growling inside me. I grab what looks good: flax + chia seed peanut butter on a Ritz cracker, a handful of chocolate chips I use for baking, and a bag of chocolate covered almonds.
20 minutes and 700 calories later, I’m full, but not satisfied. Back to the pantry I go, because (cue the music) I still haven’t found what I’m looking for to satisfy whatever it is I’m hungry for.
We need food to sustain physical life, and we need the food of God’s word to sustain spiritual life in us. When we try to feed our soul hunger with physical things, we only end up hungry for more of what won’t satisfy us. So we keep looking until our eyes and mind become captivated by that illusive something we think will do it for us; and then we walk in the direction of what has captured our attention— which is always motivated by our hunger.
What are you seeking satisfaction in? And do you even know what you’re really hungry for?
What we’re hungry for is God and his Word. The Bible repeatedly reminds us that God’s word is nourishment to our heart, soul, mind and spirit. Our spiritual life can’t thrive without it, just as our physical lives can’t survive without food. “People do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:2-3.
We’re wired by God to be hungry for God and to be satisfied by God alone. He created us with a God-shaped void that only he can fill; and he created everything in such a way that things will never be able to satisfy us completely.
If I let God captivate my attention and satisfy my soul in the morning as I spend time in his Word— it sets me off to living a better day. I’ve come to expect him to satisfy me in ways I need it most. He, alone is the one who knows what I truly hunger for.
Pray. Pray looking up to the One who gives us true satisfaction in him!
Let’s stop running back to the pantry and start looking up to God FIRST to satisfy us. He knows what we’re hungry for!
I love y’all!
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