Made to Crave
Are you hungry? Food is a basic human need and can be a powerful driving force in our lives. It is also how we try to satisfy the hunger and emptiness in each of us. Jesus tells us that there are two kinds of food – the kind that perishes and leaves us empty and the kind that satisfies us forever. The question is: Which food are you working for? When we feed on the pleasures of this world, we’ll never be content and we’ll always be hungry again. Addictions develop when we habitually try to fill the emptiness with empty things. Fortunately, there is a food that brings true soul satisfaction, the Bread of Life – Christ Himself! To cultivate an appetite for Him, it’s helpful to fast from the desires of our flesh and to feast on Jesus. He has given us all that we need to find true contentment in life.
Scripture References: John 6:22-40; Jeremiah 2:5; Ecclesiastes 6:7; John 1:16; Romans 7:18-20, 24; Galatians 5:16-17; Isaiah 8:21; Colossians 2:21-23; Matthew 12:43-45