Today during my Beth Moore devotional she asked "How do you know when you are hungry? When you are thirsty?" and then "What do you usually do when you are hungry or thirsty?" My response duh... go get something. The things is when we hunger or thirst for God do we simply go get something or is it more of eh... I'll worry about it later or the best I'm too busy. Too busy for God? The one who knitted you together in your mothers womb along with the other 6,818,911,658 (actual number from U.S. Census Bureau) people on this world. The creator of love who is going to fill the empty spots in your heart and soul if I just let Him in? (I know I am VERY guilty too so it hits home for me).
Beth Moore asked another question and it is "does your soul ever manifest physical symptoms?" My answer: HELLO YESS!! Anyone who knows when I do not have my time with God I am a grouch! Then that made me think God is so real. He is making my physical body reflect on when I did not come to Him and I was hungry for Him.
Beth Moore also said "the more we've been satisfied by God's love, His Word, and His Presence, the more we will yearn for it." I had to think about this for a minute because when I have my quiet time and go on about my day, no matter how good the quiet time was, I put God away and I seldom have the feeling to run back to my room and grab my Bible and see what else He has to say. I HATE to admit that but it is so true, and something I am working hard to change (Insert PRAYER here PLEASE). She also says "on the other hand, we can spend so much time away from the LORD that we no longer feel hungry or thirsty." For so long I did not hunger for God. I only did when I wanted something and eventually, through my time or hardship, I started to see how great God was and how much He loved me and when I realized that I realized I was hungry and thirsty for Him. I do agree that when we do not spend time with the Lord we do not realize we are hungry. Just like I did not realize I was hungry when I did not spend time with Him. I realize I am in a bad mood, but I did not realize it was because I missed 'breakfast' with the one who created the world and created me.
Another thing that bothered me was the other night at Bible study we talked about Jeremiah 29:11 ("For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope"). Yes, God wants to give us a great future and He has that set out for us, but so many times we just stop there. We stop when we hear God has great things planned. Verse 13 is the best part and the most important part. It says "If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." We have to be looking and searching for God and following His path in order for us to fulfill His plans for us.
Sorry this is kind of scatter brained, I had a lot to say and not a lot of time to say it (Pearson has a baseball game), but I hope you got my point and where I have been at. I love you guys and MISS yall like CRAZY!!