Got the munchies?
You tell yourself you’re hungry, so you walk into the kitchen and pull open the refrigerator door.
Every shelf is packed with an assortment of food.
Meat. Eggs. Milk. Vegetables. Leftovers.
As you slowly gaze from one shelf to another, you finally arrive at the conclusion, “There’s nothing to eat.”
We’ve all done it. With a pantry full of food, a fully stocked refrigerator, and additional items in cabinets, we tell ourselves we don’t have anything to eat.
The problem isn’t a lack of food, far from it. The problem is our appetite. We don’t want what we have, our appetite is for something we don’t have.
Our spiritual appetites are often the same way. In spite of the fact that God “… has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ,” (Eph. 1:3b), we find ourselves desiring other things. Sometimes we still yearn for a diet of things unhealthy for our souls. The Apostle Paul put it this way …
“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows,” 1 Timothy 6:6-10.
Paul also wrote, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19.
The issue for us isn’t any spiritual need, but our appetites.
What are you hungry for?