Last month my husband and I did a cleanse. It was the first time we had done something like this together. We've been at Shoreline for 10 years now and slowly but surely Pastor Laura and Fit For The King is infiltrating our world.
It was an eye-opening experience at so many levels. I learned a lot about myself and my habits. For example, when my body tells me "I'm hungry" I typically reach for things like popcorn, or chips or a toffee nut latte. And well, that's "food" right? The hunger is quelled and I go on with my day. But the truth is, I really haven't given my body anything it needs to function well, no real nutrients, nothing substantial.
I see a similar pattern in my hunger for connection, for relationship. That is a God-hunger placed inside each one of us but often when I feel it stirring....I pick up my cell phone or I check my email or log onto facebook and I connect, right? I'm blessed with some great friendships and those connections are so very important but I feel like in this season Jesus is saying...nothing else will satisfy you....nothing else will fill you...nothing else will feed your soul like I can. Bring that hunger for connection to Me. I am living water. I am the bread of life. My words are milk and meat and sweet honey.
Psalm 81: 10 says I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. Open wide your mouth in praise. Open wide your mouth in prayer. Open wide your mouth with thanksgiving. Open wide your mouth with singing. Open wide your mouth in worship. And the Lord YOUR God says......I will fill it. Verse 16 continues....you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.
Bring your hunger to the Lord, open wide your mouth and allow Him to satisfy.
He is the only one who can.