“Jesus answered, “The Scriptures say: ‘No one can live only on food. People need every word that God has spoken.’ ””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭CEV‬‬

During the holidays we tend to “snack” or sampling as I like to think of it. You know how we do; “ I’ll try a little of this and some of that and a tiny piece of this dessert and a small slice of that pie, oh just a spoonful of that dip too because so and so made it and they make it so well. You’ve been waiting all year for them to bring their one small crockpot full of it. Oh, maybe that’s just me; I’m willing to bet all the pennies at the bottom of my purse that the above scenario isn’t applicable to just me. We have all done it and later regret it. Sometimes we snack in an effort to” portion control” but still end up overeating because snacking or sampling doesn’t equate to being full... no matter how much you eat. 

Meriam Webster’s dictionary defines snack as a light meal: food eaten between meals. The Urban dictionary defines snack as someone [something] that looks attractive at the moment. If we really think about the word and its meaning we’ve been snacking in many areas of our lives with the wrong intent. We’ve been looking to get full from so many things that we get fat instead of full. We go to church only on Sunday no weekly bible study or private time with God and feast off of Facebook“Jesus friendly quotes”. Maybe we do go to church, have private time, and go to a mid-week service but we do it amiss. How do we expect to gain any spiritual muscle if we keep eating what looks good at the moment from the world’s table getting fat with misinformation, half-truths, and outright lies? 

It’s clear in our above scripture that in order to know God we have to get to know Him and that comes beyond eating food alone. It’s my belief that if we want to know anything God has the capacity to tell us if we simply just ask. Although there are somethings He may not reveal to us yet He still is so vast and infinite that He’s never without an answer. In fact, we have no need to struggle because God says “Ask me, and I will tell you things that you don't know and can't find out. [Jeremiah‬ ‭33:3‬ ‭CEV‬]‬ . We are the ones who have to decide how hungry we plan on being in this life and if we want to continue to look like we have gained some spiritual weight or if we actually will. As we go into a new decade let’s vow to not get fed through random snacking but by pulling up to the table to feast and commune with the lover of our soul.

Lord, forgive us for willingly going hungry in an effort to please this world by looking the part. Forgive us for rushing through our time with You for You aren’t the one who suffers but us. We bring You no pleasure by being spiritually weak and lukewarm. Please reignite Your burning fire within us to seek You and not just your hand. Let that flame never die or dull, let it be seen by those around us for Your glory in Jesus’s mighty name we pray Amen.


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