Word for today … Created to Thirst
“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
Don’t be astonished when stuff doesn’t satisfy: the perfectly clean house, car or kids, the approval from others, the likes on your twitter post, the new purchases (large or small), the checked-off To Do List, you name it. In life, at some point, we all will experience one or more of emotions such as: grief, frustration, disappointment, disagreements, betrayal and etc., as we desperately seek and desire to be content… satisfied in all areas of our lives. When we experience life altering situations, our emotions, undoubtedly, will fluctuate. I have discovered that if we totally depend upon our senses (that is, what we see, hear, and feel) for fulfillment in life, we will never reach a constant state of contentment. In contrast, we cannot look to things on the outside to bring us complete fulfillment in life. These earthly things are subject to change and disappoint us at any given time.
We were created with a God vacuum to need manna from His provision. We were made to hunger and be satisfied in Christ. We were fashioned to thirst and be quenched by the well that never runs dry. He is the Bread of Life. Remember Jesus came to do away with self-satisfying toil, and replace it with the fullness of life only found in Him. In this time, we learn to stop gorging on empty pursuits, instead, taste and see that the Lord is good. Trust and treasure the one who “satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:5)
Prayer: Dear Lord, we remember the Apostle Paul who encouraged is Philippians 4:12-13 that we can come to a place of constant contentment in you no matter the circumstances. Father, we thank you that you help us through the Holy Spirit to know both how to be abased, and know how to abound: everywhere and in all things. We are instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Dear Lord we declare according to your Word that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. You are our abiding peace and deep contentment, our ultimate hope and constant need. Thank you for being all that and more and thank you for reminding us that you are more than enough. In Jesus Name, Amen.