Have you ever experienced the feeling of being really hungry? What are some foods that come to mind when you are starving? Chicken? Shrimp? Pasta? Cheeseburger (Veggie) and fries? Filet Mignon? Sushi? Salad? When you finally decide on what you want to eat and you take that first bite is it a delight to your soul? Does it temporarily satisfy your hunger pains or is it filling your appetite? Or have you ever fasted and your hunger pains were so intense that you wanted to break your fast and grab something to eat? But the minute you seek and pray to God the hunger is subdued? That is because God stepped in and provided you with his bread that you needed to satisfy your appetite. Physically our bodies can survive off food because we need the nourishment and the nutrients that come from eating food. I know for me it temporarily satisfies me because in the Bible God tells us that we can not survive off of food alone but his word.
If we cannot live off of food alone, what are you feeding your mind, heart and spirit? When you are feeling depressed or sad what are you feeding your spirit? Are you paying attention to the material that you are reading or watching on TV? Are you carefully listening to the music that enters your body through your ears? God’s word is what we should be feeding our mind, heart, and spirit since it is our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 NKJV states “Give us this day our daily bread”. The only way that our “hunger pains” will truly be met is through God. His words feeds our spirit, renew our minds, and transforms our thoughts. Reading His word daily not only nourishes our spirit, but it heals, gives us hope, provides encouragement, and transforms us into a new person. Be mindful of what you are feeding your mind, heart, and spirit. Some things that you are feeding yourself may lead you further away from God, keep you in a constant state of hunger, or keep your spirit depressed. You have the strength to bite into God’s word which is filled with goodness, richness and substance that is sure to be a delight.