Are you hungry?

Are you hungry?


Some days are very hectic. I wake up with William around 7:15 and we go for a run together. By the time we get back the girls are starting to wake and I am rushing around making sure everyone has something to eat. We kiss Shane goodbye and we are busy getting dressed, making beds, and doing some morning chores. By 10 I realize something…I am very hungry. I typically get too busy to eat any breakfast until I am feeling quite weak and very cranky. Have you heard the term “hangry”? That’s me at 10:00…when hunger turns to anger. I then stop everything, tell the kids to play by themselves for a bit and I make myself some breakfast. This all could have been avoided if I had just taken the time to eat breakfast earlier.

John 6:35 says, “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” 

I love noticing promises in the Bible. It’s something I always look for and mark when I see them. Here I see a wonderful promise: “he that cometh to me shall never hunger.” Why then are Christians hungering? Why do we feel malnourished in our walk with the Lord. Why do we feel like we don’t have that fullness that we once had? Has God not kept His promise? Of course, that is not the case. “HE THAT COMETH TO ME shall never hunger.” We have stopped going to Him! We need to be in His Word every day. Every day we need spiritual nourishment that only God can give.

Just like if I don’t eat my breakfast in the morning I turn into a weak, hungry, angry mom if we don’t go to the Lord each day we turn into weak, hungry, angry Christians. God’s promise is still true and God is still faithful. We need to cash in on His promise and go to Him.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

Matthew 7:7

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