I long for food and drink that forever fills. Right now I am living life with no idea of where to head. I know lots of things, I see many opportunities, but which and what is the right one? My thirst for clear direction is endless. My hunger for intelligent knowledge is endless. The pain grows, as does the certainty that what I seek is that last thing that I need.
I know that I have many different bad habits. One of the worst is the willingness and ability to be king of everything when I have no need of anything outside of my self. If I do not need others, great! If God is not a requirement, awesome! My willingness to work, ability to pursue solutions, and insights into other’s strengths and weaknesses solves everything, right? When it appears to do just that I am in big trouble! My god of self emerges strong and confident, ready to take its rightful place at the entry to my heart and soul.
Every time this cycle occurs, disaster reigns! I do not know how to state the facts more clearly, with even greater bluntness, or candidness. Often what we think we hunger for is exactly what will take us in the wrong direction. Our thirst gets us into big trouble. Examining what goes in to our bodies and souls is key.
Solomon knew first hand. After the years and pain and anguish he had finally learned the hard reality; God’s food and drink are real, vital, and lasting. The reason is simple. God says, “my mouth chews and savors and relishes truth – I can’t stand the taste of evil!” (Proverbs 8.7)
For me this translates into some blunt realities. God loves my honesty regardless of how it is express. Cries of joy and shouts of anger are music to His ears. God hates my gods. He despises my god of self, abhors the god of justifications, and loathes the frequent emergence of indulgence god.
God is ready to feed me; to quench my thirst. Yours too.