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Topic: Hunger (11/08/04)
TITLE: What are we eating?
By Cheryl Johnson
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I think it's so easy for us to get caught up in our busy lives. We take care of our families, we go to work, and we strive to better ourselves. We think that making more money or getting a promotion will give us what we need. We seek better relationships by reading books about marriage and parenting. We look to all of these things, but we miss out because we are frantically searching for what we already have.
God wants to spend time with us, and not just on Sundays. He's the only one who really loves and accepts us unconditionally, and He actually wants to commune with us. Yet we so often look to everyone and everything else for love, acceptance, or approval.
I've often wondered why we Christians seem to have such a difficult time spending time alone with God consistently. I've been a Christian a long time and still struggle with this. I have a theory. I think Satan is fighting so hard to prevent it because he knows that powerful, life-changing things happen when we get alone with God and fellowship with Him. There must be great importance in feeding on God's word, or Satan wouldn't work so hard to keep us from it. Maybe we should keep this in mind the next time we think we're too tired or busy to spend a few minutes in God's word. Maybe there's a reason why Satan is fighting so hard.
Deut. 8:3 "He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord."