Devotion for August 31, 2022

“… for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” (Psalms 107:9)

When you’re sick, one of the first questions a doctor asks in order to diagnose your problem is, “How’s your appetite?” That’s because when you lose your desire for food, something’s wrong in your body. And the same principle applies to your spiritual health. One of the characteristics of the great men and women in Scripture is that they hungered for God in prayer and disciplined themselves to study and understand His Word.

The truth is that you were born with a God-shaped blank inside you, we hunger and thirst for righteousness and no one but God can fill it. Greater success won’t. More money won’t. Another relationship won’t. Living in a palace and being a king won’t.

That’s why King David wrote: “LORD; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word … Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law … My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times … Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors” (Psalm 119:12-24).

The Word of God is the true “soul-food”, so if you’ve been feeding your body and neglecting your soul — rearrange your priorities today.

Prayer

Lord, teach me Your decrees and lead me in Your ways so that I may delight in my life with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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