Posted by: pastormikemcdowell | November 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 “The Best Meal You’ll Ever Eat”

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.” (Matthew 5:6- The Message Bible)

Good Morning Well- Fed Friends!

Most likely for most of us, it was a day in which we enjoyed a most satisfying meal. Thanksgiving Day is most often a feasting day. Turkey and mashed potatoes abound. Cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, green beans, fresh baked rolls, and sweet potatoes filled our plates and our stomachs. All in all, it was a most delightful day. Isn’t it amazing that even after a day of feasting, we still wake up the next morning and anticipate yet another meal. We get hungry all over again. We get thirsty for more. And it isn’t just that way with food. Today, some of us may have hungered for that best “Black Friday” deal as we began the annual pursuit for a bargain at the store. For others, it is an intellectual hunger that we seek to fulfill by reading a good book. Others hunger for companionship, already missing those loved ones with who we just spent a most wonderful day. There are certain “hungers”, certain longings, that can only be filled in particular ways. God has created us to hunger for Him. In fact, Jesus says “You’re blessed (happy) when you work up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.”  Author Leonard Lavenhill said it like this:

“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.”

Are you aware of that hunger in your soul? It is a hunger that can only be satisfied by God. We’re made that way…just as we are made with an appetite for physical nourishment. Just as food and drink are necessary for our physical survival, a relationship with God, nourished by prayer, is what we require to thrive spiritually. We know how to feed ourselves physically. yesterday gives testimony to that. Don’t neglect your spiritual meal. Usually we have three meals a day. The scriptural formula for spiritual nourishment is pretty much the same. Pray morning, noon, and night, and it is perfectly acceptable to “snack” in between as well. As Jesus says, “He’s food and drink and the best meal you’ll ever eat.” Let’s pray!

Bread of heaven; Bring us to Your lavish banqueting table where our souls will be satisfied with that which only You can provide. Fill us to the brim and to overflowing with spiritual food to nourish us in this new day. this we ask in Jesus Blessed Name. Amen!

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