.....to our third edition of "Friday Food for Thought".
I do believe it might be appropriate today to talk about....
Do you remember the huge, overgrown Venus Fly Trap from the movie "Little Shop of Horrors" from several years ago? Do you recall that it would say "Feed Me", in a deep demanding voice when it got hungry? It started out needing just a small amount (of blood) but as time went on, it required more and more to satisfy it's appetite.
Aren't we the same way?
We'll want something sweet....then, decide we need something salty to get the sweet taste out of our mouth....then, we need a soda to wash it all down.
Or, maybe the addiction isn't to sweets, like mine is....maybe the addiction is to alcohol....or drugs....or cigarettes....or gossip....or even sex.
As I studied one morning this week, I read this verse of scripture.....
Matthew 6:11a (NLT)
"Give us today the food we need"!
As happens with me a lot of time, one thought leads to another....and to another....and I wind up taking notes and doing a bit of thinking and researching....and then, you take the time to read what God has placed on my heart!!!
You notice this verse doesn't say the food we "want"....it says the food we "need"!
I think the "food" this verse is talking about can be applied to more than just physically feeding our bodies. The "food" we need is not just for nutrition....we also require "food" to keep us emotionally healthy.....loved ones....friendship....fellowship!!!
But....our emphasis should be on spiritual food....feeding on the word of God....reading our Bible!!! And....just like that Venus Fly Trap....
....the more I feed on His Word....
....the more of it I want to devour!!!
How sweet your words taste to me;
they are sweeter than honey.
HOPE you have a great Friday, Sweet Reader!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!