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Through "The Basics with Beth," Beth Jones is teaching the basics of God's Word to help you live a life you love and love the life you live! 

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does satisfaction really exist?

Tara Farrell

Have you ever had an intense craving for a particular food item? Maybe you sat down to watch a movie but just couldn’t get settled in until you first made some buttery popcorn. Know the feeling? Or, if you’re a mom -- perhaps you felt the overwhelming urge at one point during pregnancy for pickles and ice cream…(yes, together!). Or maybe you can think of a time when you were flat out starving for whatever reason, and honestly just wanted any food you could find! 

We’ve all experienced that kind of hunger at some point, felt that craving for a satisfying meal, right? Here’s the thing…that sense of hunger and craving shouldn’t just be aimed towards a ballpark hotdog or mom’s famous apple pie. In our Christian lives, it’s likened to how we should crave after the Lord...the hunger and thirst for spending time with Him, getting to know Him more and hearing from Him through His Word.

Let’s take an honest assessment here, for a moment. Is your craving level for the Lord at an intense I-could-eat-the-whole-buffet level? Or is your craving level more like the one-small-appetizer-is-plenty level? Can you go days, weeks, maybe even months or years without the urge to read your Bible, or do you crave His Word daily? Do you feel “full” attending church twice per year or once-a-month, or do you eagerly crave the next service so you can learn from the Lord and worship Him?

None of this is meant to be a guilt trip! All growth starts from an awareness of where we are now -- and then builds up from there through an understanding of what God’s Word says is best for us. Take a look at Matthew 5:6, which says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (NKJV). Let’s also read that same verse in the Amplified Classic translation: “Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!”

>> Did you catch the secret for satisfaction? It’s found in being hungry and thirsty for the Lord!

So today, I encourage you to stir up your hunger and thirst for the Lord...intensely crave more of Him. Ask Him to stir up that desire in you too. Make the choice to spend time with Him daily in prayer, to read the Word daily and be active in your faith-filled local church. One thing you’ll start to notice is the more you spend time with God, the more you’ll hear His voice -- and the more you’ll crave time with Him and His Word!

God loves a hearty appetite...He loves it when we are truly hungry and thirsty for more of Him. So much so that as we saw in the verse above, that craving comes with the promise that you will be filled and satisfied! Let’s amp up our level of craving for the Lord and the blessed life in Him...after all, the more we crave, the more we’ll be filled.

Say This: “Father, thank You for Your promise that as I hunger and thirst to know You more, I will find You and I will be satisfied! Lord, help stir up that craving in me for Your Word, for prayer time with You, and for learning more about all of the promises You have for me. And, today I make the choice to stir up an appetite for more time with You, and I know that the more I crave, the more I’ll be filled! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”