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Topic: Hunger (11/08/04)

TITLE: What are we eating?
By Cheryl Johnson
11/14/04

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What do you hunger for? What do you long for? I think that we as Christians sometimes forget that we are to feast on God's word daily. We don't just eat physical food once a month or once a week. We eat several times every single day. We go back again and again to the table. But how often do we "snack" on the Bible? Do we go to Him for "breakfast, lunch and dinner"? Do we rely on Him daily? Do we let His word feed and strengthen us? Or do we let our thoughts just race wildly so that we end up focusing on worldly things?

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."


Member Comments
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Cyndy McNaul-Nelson11/15/04
Cheryl;
You have a teaching air to your writing. I believe your theory is correct. Thank you. cyndy
Lucian Thompson11/15/04
Cheryle, nice piece of writing. The message is true and worthy to be heard.
Tesiri Moweta11/18/04
Can i ever forget your true words "frantically searching for what we already have?"
Thank you for writing!
I've been tremendously blessed.
Keep winning and shining for Jesus.

Deborah Anderson11/19/04
Good point, Cheryl. God bless you.
Mitzi Busby11/20/04
Cheryl, your piece made me think. We may get "too busy" to feast on His Word, but we'd never go too long without physical food.
John Hunt11/20/04
One manna burger, please. LOL
Great article and great lesson. Nicely done.
Lois Jennison Tribble11/21/04
Good essay on this topic, Cheryl, full of truth. Keep writing!