January 31, 2011
Hunger for God
Whether we realize it or not, we are all hungry for God. The problem is that most of us don’t know how to satisfy that need. We tend to spend our lives searching for something to satiate our inner hunger.
One way of satisfying our need for God is by studying the Bible. It has been referred to as “meat in due season.” However, surprisingly few people actually feast on this banquet of God.
In Yellowstone National Park you will see this sign: "Do Not Feed the Bears." Most tourists probably assume it's there to protect humans, thinking, "If you're close enough to feed a bear you could be in a position of real danger." Not true! The sign is posted to protect the bears.
Each fall, when the feeding tourists have long since departed, the park service must carry off the remains of dead bears who became so dependent on tourists that they were no longer able to gather food for themselves.
We can become like the Yellowstone bears if we depend on others to spiritually feed us. Each day we must take the initiative to gather spiritual nutrients for ourselves from God and his Word.
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