“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.” Is. 55:2
With pregnancy comes many symptoms that go beyond your control and one of those is hunger. For those of you who have been pregnant or married to a pregnant woman you can sympathize with me when I say there are moments were I am so hungry I’d pay $20 for a piece of fruit or quietly but secretively take a bite of yours. J
The truth is, we get hungry spiritually too. Sometimes we get so hungry we start grabbing for the wrong things, things that won’t satisfy. You know, in those moments when you’re longing for love, purpose, and a sense of control? Your ‘food’ of choice could be busyness, self-pity, or some type of hobby, etc. If you don’t know ask God to show you, He will. God tells us in His Word to come to Him. Here’s the awesome reality; coming to Him for our true satisfaction is free and offered to us because He so full of grace and love for His children. There’s something so marvelous and satisfying about the Word of God. In those moments when my heart is hungry and I open the Word it’s like getting that pear when I’m hit with a wave of pregnancy hunger. It’s relief, it’s nourishment, and it gives peace like nothing else and trust me it’s way better than a pear! Yep, it’s that powerful. It’s God’s Word after all.
So the question remains, are you feasting on the Word of God? Are you delighting in the richest of fare? It’s time to stop trying to fill those longings with anything else, God’s Word tells us it won’t satisfy and that my friends is the truth. His Word has pulled me out of so many pits in my life and I know it can yours!