Your mouth has trouble
swallowing, lips cracked and tongue swollen, like a mouth full of sand, or
flour your mouth is miserable. You, you experience the misery of what
it means to thirst. Your head pounds, your body is crying out for
satisfaction, for the necessity of like. Water. Hunger effects
us very much the same way. Our abdomen cramps, we shake and our head,
once again it pounds. If we do not get the necessities of like, our
body lets us know it. But what of our Soul?
Hear the Good News, God has
a place in our soul and it is God's presence in our life, and it is the
experience of Christ that makes His presence so real and understandable.
Just like our body that cries out as we hunger and thirst, our soul cries
out when we wander away from God. We know what it means to hunger, we
have been taught from childhood what the pain inside means and how to treat
it, but what of our soul? Listen for and to your soul and respond as
you respond to your body. Fill the need with healthy food, fill it
with the food of God. Prayer, Worship, Praise, Service and Continual
Growth, these are the foods of our soul, these are the needs of our life.
feel the hunger pangs, the craving for drink and satisfaction.
Responding to these are second nature, yet when my soul hungers for You, I
don't always know how to respond. Help me learn, experience and
educate myself how to respond to this, simple, yet important need within my
life. Further, allow me to feed others.
I know I have the needs, let me grow in a healthy way, without the
"junk food" substitutes that seems so attractive to my soul.
Thank You for
all You have done in my life,
and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray. Amen.