Thursday, June 16, 2011

Refreshing Fulfillment...

A little while ago, I decided to make my way to the kitchen for a snack.  My taste buds were definitely begging for something, but I had no clue what I wanted.  First, I tried a ham & cheese sandwich.  After one bit, I knew that wasn't it.  I sat the sandwich aside, and scanned the fridge for something else. "Yogurt!"  I said out loud.  Surely my favorite strawberry yogurt snack would satisfy my taste buds.  Wrong!  After two spoonfuls, I was sadly disappointed.  My favorite snack did not hit the spot.  So back to scanning the fridge I went.  That's when I laid eyes on a bright red watermelon halve that I purchased from the store yesterday.

Excitedly I grabbed it out of the fridge, cut half of it, and put it on a plate.  I was confident that the third time would be a charm, so I headed upstairs to my room.  With my shiny silver butterknife, I sliced into the watermelon, took a bite, and it was if I could hear a choir singing "Hallelujah!"  I closed my eyes and said "Mmmmmm", as juice dripped from the side of my mouth.  It was so refreshingly delicious and mouth-watering.  It definitely satisfied my taste buds, and I was one happy pregnant woman...dancing on my bed with every bite I took. 

Food really moves me! Don't judge me, LOL!!

As I  was enjoying my delectable watermelon, I saw a spiritual lesson that I'd like to share with you.

Have you ever been hungry for something, but couldn't quite figure out what you wanted or needed to fulfill your hunger?  I'm sure you can relate to that in the natural, but think about from a spiritual aspect for a moment. 

You knew you were hungry and thirsting for something, so you tried sex, but that wasn't fulfilling.  You tried alcohol, but that didn't quite hit the spot.  You tried drugs, but that still left you hungry.  You became a shopaholic, but still you weren't satisfied.  Have you ever been there?  I certainly have.  I've been in that place of trying to fill a spiritual hunger with natural things.  It never satisfies.

Instead it leaves you malnourished, and desperate for something to nourish you.  What better nourishment can we find than that that comes from Jesus Christ, who says "...but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)  How refreshing and fulfilling is that!

There is nothing and no one that satisfies like Jesus.  Nothing can refresh our souls like Him.  No one can fill our hearts like Him.  No one can loves us like Him. 

Stop searching for temporary fulfillment, and grab hold to The One who gives eternal fulfillment.  Our Lord, Our Savior, Jesus Christ.  He who hungers and thirsts after the Lord; after His righteousness; after His peace; after His joy; after holiness...they shall be filled.  He is the most refreshing fulfillment!

Til next time...

Love you for real,

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Keesh!! :-) Love Pooh!


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