“O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You.”
Psalm 63:1,5, NIV
What do you hunger for? We all eat! Some of us like to eat more than others, and it shows. My age caught up with me several years ago and my eating habits began to show around my waist. Through changing my eating habits and drinking lots of water, I lost 20 pounds in a matter of months. We would all agree that eating right is important.
Having the proper spiritual diet, is of even greater importance. The psalmist in Psalm 63:1 and 5 thirsted for God. He was hungry for God’s presence in his life. Even though he was alone in the Judean desert, he had a great desire for “soul food.” He needed God’s presence in his life.
What do you hunger for? Spiritual junk food? A little “McSermon” on the weekend, will do you. A quick fix on the local Christian radio station for fifteen minutes? We need more than that.
Psalm 1:1-3 tells us where the real spiritual nourishment comes from. Verse 1 tells us a man is blessed if he does not go for the junk food of the world. Verse 2 tells us a blessed man delights in God’s law. He actually meditates on it day and night. God’s Word becomes a part of his thought process. Verse 3 tells us when we make God’s Word a regular part of every day we become as a healthy tree, stable and prosperous.
Let me challenge you to get in the habit of eating well. Make daily Bible reading a priority. Before reading, take a few moments and pray for wisdom and understanding.
Take a few minutes to journal and reflect on what you have learned, or an insight God has revealed to you.
QUESTION: Do you have a specific time you have committed to read the Bible each day? Put it on the calendar, and make it a priority in your schedule.