Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hungry? Why Wait?

"When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty."  
Jeremiah 15:16

For 21 years I lived unsatisfied with life, who I was, and God.  I read the Bible a little bit because I was told to but I didn't really care about it because I didn't really care about the author.  Once I got to the end of myself and my boredom I realized something had to change; I knew I was meant for more and didn't want to waste any more time.  I knew that God was probably the only one who could tell me why I was here, on earth, at this time in history. I wasn't living as much as I thought I was, I was making bad decisions and by grace surviving all of them.   

I started snacking a little bit on scripture, then it became an inconsistent breakfast, and so on and so on until I wanted to learn more about the history of kings and prophets, the miracles that Jesus did and who He was, how people's (who knew Jesus personally) lives changed and how my life should look like since I was beginning to know Jesus.  I wanted to know what to expect for the future and wisdom to apply in everyday life.  Believe it or not all that stuff is in the Bible and it excites me to read it.  I'm hungry for more all the time and the Bible is like a never-ending buffet, better yet, a FREE never-ending buffet.

Instead of eating the sugar the world was offering and constantly crashing only to need more sugar to crash again and never feeling full, I now eat the Word.  It's contrary to the world's sugar, it provides me with energy and excitement to live each day and it doesn't need a side dish, its fully satisfying and has lead me to finally become, fully satisfied.

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