Friday, March 23, 2012
THE HUNGER GAMES
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
When are you hungry?
When you first get up?
When you come home from work?
Late night in front of the T.V.?
What is it that you crave? Sometimes it is something as common as ice cream or popcorn, while other times it is something from our past, like Grandma's pot roast or Uncle Vinny's lasagna.
Stomach growling, blood sugar spiking, and irritability rising; a missed meal can pose a problem.
Parched, dry-mouthed, and weak; dehydration messes with our electrolytes, important because they make our heart beat in a nice rhythm.
Can the same apply of our sustenance from the Lord?
God longs for us to "do the right thing" and sometimes all it takes is a little guidance, a little everyday habit of feeding on His Word and keeping the "pantry" stocked with the staples of the Christ-like surroundings, fresh and ready for those hunger pangs of life.
Other times, the Holy Spirit, the Master Chef, invites us to His banquet table of blessings, serving up a feast finished with the sweet dessert of hope and promise. Alive with His energy ; we pass on a legacy, like a favorite recipe for the soul.
Jesus said, "but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Lord, You instruct us to be the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13). How I long to be seasoned like a hearty broth to serve You as you see fit. May I always hunger after you Lord, and rest in the fullness of your Grace.
Do I hear your tummy rumbling?