Living the Full Life Might Make Us Forget Our Need of God
Have you ever forgotten to eat? I mean not just a meal, but for days on end? I don’t think our bodies are designed to do so...our stomachs begin to grumble & fogginess settles over our thinking as a physical reminder of our need for food.
Proverbs 27:7 says that a person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
I remember fasting from all garbage food for an extended period of time & ending it with a full 24-hour fast. I broke the fast with some raw carrots & those things tasted like honey-roasted carrots on a Thanksgiving morning! So sweet! They wouldn’t have tasted the same had I been filling up on dozens of donuts 🤗
Psalm 106 describes a time when the Israelites forgot God. They forgot what He’d done, how He’d saved them & how He’d provided for their every need! It says that they wouldn’t wait for His counsel while waiting in the wilderness. They tested God’s patience in that dry wasteland by letting their desires run wild.
They filled up on things that satisfied their fleshly desires & in doing so, forgot about the sweetness of their good & perfect God.
It’s easy to do that, right? To test God’s patience when ours is being tried? We become impatient waiting for an answer or provision & rush on ahead, filling in the gap with our own answer & missing out on the full, sweet & perfect provision of Him.
Father, forgive us when we forget You. You are our Comforter, Counselor, Provider, Sustainer & Savior. Any saving we try to do for ourselves will always fall short. We might become full for a moment, but at some point, we will be starving for You to save us from the consequences of our impatient decisions.
As we walk through what feels like wilderness seasons in life, waiting for Your provision or wisdom on what to do next, may we recall all that you’ve done. Guard us from indulging in a carb-like infused quick-fix & help us wait patiently for your perfect provision that just might taste like honey-roasted carrots on a Thanksgiving morning 🤗
November 7th One Year Bible Readings