Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
So often I am in *pursuit* of satisfaction…to find something that will ease and soothe the aching and longing of my heart. I spend boundless energy and time diligently seeking, yet the solution I turn to doesn’t have the capacity to satisfy.
“He has placed eternity in the hearts of men” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and that “God-shaped hole” can only be filled with HIM–not a food-shaped peg.
As I turn to HIM, instead of the refrigerator, turn to His WORD, instead of into the drive-thru, as I sit at His feet instead of bow in homage to the almighty _______ (insert tasty morsel of your choice), as I listen to Him and eat of what He offers, my soul will be nourished, satisfied…*delighted*. What a wonderful promise!
Lord, I pursue You today. I will look to You to meet the ache in my soul. Whether it is sadness, loneliness, happiness, boredom, I will not spend myself in trying to satisfy the longing I have. Instead, Lord, today I will turn to You, through prayer, to listening to You, through Your Word and the Holy Spirit. I will “eat” what is good…that which You provide. I look forward to your promise happening for me… I will delight in what you bring my way, as You nourish my body and my soul. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
© Heidi Bylsma 7/4/1998