Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
Have you heard of “hangry”? This is defined as being so hungry that lack of food causes anger or frustration. It’s so true! I think we can become hangry on a spiritual level, too. Our hearts will long for the kind of nourishment only God can provide, and we’ll struggle to navigate life’s ups and downs until our spiritual hunger is tamed. But repeatedly God reminds me He will satisfy and fill me up even more and even better than anything the world can offer.
And while foods like fresh bread, vegetables, meat and chocolate can tame our tummy, the only way to satisfy our soul is to feast on God’s Word. You and I were created to hunger after God more than anything the world offers.
It means when bad news comes, we get on our knees and pray. We take our pain and fear to Him first. We put God at the top of our to-do lists, not the bottom. It means we don’t treat Him like leftovers, something we reluctantly grab when nothing else satisfies.
Relying on anything other than God to feed our souls will keep us in an ordinary, common relationship with Him. Instead of embracing His power, strength and wisdom, we settle for the world’s morsels. Unless we choose to feast on God’s promises, we’ll spiritually starve ourselves.
With love & blessings,