What Do You Crave?

The movie theater abuzz, we quickly find our seats. Suddenly, the movie Chimpanzee, rolls across the screen. This narrated story is about a 3-year-old chimpanzee that becomes separated from his troop (and his mama) and is then adopted by a fully-grown male. The story delicately describes the survival of a chimp clan as their private moments are captured by filmmakers in a Uganda forest.  I watch as the chimp family procures food daily by gathering berries, fruits, and nuts. The narrator explains that chimps don’t store food. They rely on “daily bread.”

No my sweet sisters, this is not a movie review however, I begin to think of “daily bread,” and Deuteronomy 8:3 comes to mind. “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors 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.”

Do we as believers really do this? Do we really live on every word that comes from God?

God gave the people of Israel “daily bread,” which was the amount necessary to survive for a day. God wants us to live in a state of constant dependence on Him and absolute devotion to Him. He desires for us to live on every word that comes from Him… daily (see Matt. 4:4).

God created hunger so He could fill it.

God created us to crave only Him. Unfortunately, sometimes we get our cravings mixed up. We substitute things in place of God hoping to find satisfaction. But we will never find it because we can do nothing apart from Christ (see John 15:5).

“Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed for they will be filled, (see Matt. 5:6). God also gave us yearning for “fullness.” When we pray with a fervent desire for righteousness, God will fill us. Prayer is our direct access to the fullness we crave. It’s the hedge of protection that guards us from going to other things instead of Christ for satisfaction.

Have you satisfied a craving with something other than God, lately? Yep, me too… But thank goodness we can never exhaust the mercy of God.

So if today finds you with hunger pains rumbling, claim the promise found in Exodus 16…God will satisfy our hunger and sustain our faith, all we have to do is ask.
Photobucket

Facebook Twitter Email

6 Responses

04.24.12

Love how you put this together my dear…And when we do hunger and thirst for Him He fills us so we don’t hunger for those old things anymore…He fills us completely. have a bless day Kelli
Desiray recently posted..ProsperityMy Profile

  (Quote)  (Reply)

04.24.12

This is such a great reminder. It’s so easy to get carried off by things that temporarily fill us… the very same things that leave us feeling empty before we know it. He is my “daily bread” and I’m so grateful that He is all that satisfies my thirst and hunger. I love this… “God created hunger so HE could fill it.” So true. Love you!

  (Quote)  (Reply)

Your Comments
What a great word! For many years, I craved barbeque chips and soda as that was what my father gave to me while he partied. I realized as an adult that when things were difficult I wanted those exact same chips and soda. Today, I am praising God for taking away the desire for those things and filling me with a deep desire for Him. It is a great privilege to be fed by Him daily!
BelovedBomber recently posted..Pregnant?My Profile

  (Quote)  (Reply)

04.24.12

Great encouragement! I have struggled with cravings for food and even social media but I am learning to crave God alone!
Jenifer recently posted..Word Filled WednesdayMy Profile

  (Quote)  (Reply)

04.24.12

So very well written and powerfully insightful! My heart has been craving all for God these days. Blessings.

  (Quote)  (Reply)

04.24.12

Oh how this just goes in line with what He is teaching me!!! To Be Intentional – Be Aware and live a life of faith based action – I so have to be feeding on His Word for that to take place. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sarah recently posted..new bookMy Profile

  (Quote)  (Reply)

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required

CommentLuv badge