Are you hungry?
It seems to me that we all love to eat. Now I am not saying we are all overweight, however, most people enjoy eating good food. One thing I have learned is that after we eat enough, we are satisfied and sometimes even miserable. Our spiritual appetites are the same. We are hungry one minute, but after we experience God in some way, we are satisfied. It takes a while for our hunger to come back to us. Through our desperate times it draws us to God , but when the trial is over, we seem to be satisfied spiritually.
Proverbs 27:7 says, "A satisfied soul loathes (tramples on) the honeycomb,"
When we are satisfied, we no longer desire the deep things of God. We are content. We say, "I sure have come a long way. I think I will stay here for awhile." This is not God’s intention for us. Have you ever eaten a large meal and after your done despise the thought of food? Even desert doesn’t look good anymore. We would trample on a Snicker Blitz Pie because we are not hungry, we are satisfied. It is the same with spiritual things. If we are satisfied, we dread going to the next level. Why? It requires something of us. It will cause us to stretch our spiritual bellies to make room for more. This is not always easy. Now on the flip side, the hungry soul knows that it can never be completely full of God. If we could be completely full of God, we would be satisfied. God allows us to sense a little void in our hearts so that we will pursue Him to fill it. He always keeps us at peace, but He allows us storms and times of desperation so that we might cry out to Him. When things are hunky dory (that’s east Texas for perfect), we tend to pursue God less. When we look within our selves and find that there is no way we can make it without Him, then we will seek Him.
The rest of Proverbs 27:7 says, "But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet."
When you are hungry even brussel sprouts will be good. Through trying times, through inadequacies, through hardships, God proves to be sweet.
Paul said in Philippians 3:10, "That I might know Him and the power of His resurrection and in the fellowship of His suffering."
To know Jesus we have to need Jesus. I challenge you today, be Christ dependent not self-sufficient. It is good to use our abilities, however, without Christ they are just abilities. With Christ, they become fruits. Have a blessed day!