Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hungry For God~



We are beginning to realize that we hunger for God and 
that for far too long we have settled for far too less.
-John Kirvan

Every year we Americans spend $40 to $50 billion dollars on losing weight. We join Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, pay for meals that are packaged and drink Slim Fast. All these weight loss programs work if you apply them but the only reason they work is that they basically encourage us to eat less and move more~then we will lose weight. Yet the diet industry continues to grow. 

Why are Americans as a majority over weight. Maybe because society has been selling us the idea that we are consumers~ society tells us we deserve to indulge. We are constantly being told what we should buy, eat or drink and that doing so will make us successful, happy and popular.

 We somehow get the mindset that if we can afford to indulge our appetites~ by gorgie~ we deserve that banana split~ even if we have consumed far to many calories that day. Our society also believes we deserve to buy more than we can afford and be immoral if it feels good. We try to fill our hunger with all sorts of things instead of God.

 Some new age Christians are even selling the idea that we have liberty and freedom in Christ so what has been sin is now okay. Least we forget~ we still serve a very Holy Righteous God and there is still consequences for sin. He turned Lot's wife into a pillar of salt for looking back when He told her not too. He destroyed the world with a flood~ He killed the Levites for touching the Ark of the Covenant and Moses never seen the promise land because he merely hit a rock.  If God says to do something~ we best do it. If He says for us not to do something ~ we best not do it. Ignorance is no excuse. 

An important step towards living a Godly life is to realize that our culture in not right. We are far more focused on consumption and acquisition than most of the world. We need to realize that some of our indulgences are not freedom but prisons to addition.  All while trying to put a band-aid on the emptiness in our souls.

It reminds me of a song~

Only Jesus can satisfy your soul~ only He can change your life and make you whole~ He'll give you peace you never knew~ sweet love and joy and Heaven too. Only Jesus can satisfy your soul. 

John 7:37

King James Version (KJV)

 37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.


Matthew 11:28

King James Version (KJV)

 28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


Only Jesus Can Satisfy Your Soul
Lanny Wolfe
The world may try to satisfy
That longing in your soul.
You may search the wide world over
But you’ll be just as before.
You’ll never find true satisfaction
Until you’ve found the Lord,
For only Jesus can satisfy your soul.
Only Jesus can satisfy your soul.
Yes, only He can change your heart
And make you whole.
He’ll give you peace you never knew,
Sweet joy and love and Heaven, too.
For only Jesus can satisfy your soul.
If you could have the fame and fortune,
All the wealth you could attain.
Yet, you have not Christ within,
Your living here would be in vain.
There’ll come a time when death will find you,
Riches cannot help you then.
So, come to Jesus, only He can satisfy.
 Only Jesus can satisfy your soul:
Yes, only He can change your heart
And make you whole.
He’ll give you peace you never knew,
Sweet joy and love and Heaven, too.
Only Jesus can satisfy your soul.
Yes, only Jesus can satisfy your soul.


What are you trying to soothe your soul with today?~ Maybe it is time we get a real hunger for God.


2 comments:

Farmchick said...

Great words....as always. :) Come on over and say hi...and join in my new recipe swap!

Treasures Evermore said...

Wow, awesome Carrie. What an incredible reminder of the Holiness of God. I sure need to be reminded every day...and to think it's in my face every day with my adopted children....coming from a country where there is only God, cause they have nothing else. I think we all need a little of ONLY GOD!!!!! Don't ya think!

I am always blessed and ministered too...when coming to your blog. It is truly a treaure for me.

Blessings,
Connie

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