Written & Published by Lolita Buck
Every now & then I'll get a craving for chocolate or even a certain dish from time to time. I'm sure it happens to you as well. But here's the thing about a craving it comes ever so often. God is essentially looking for believers who hunger and thirst for righteousness consistently. Not just an occasional urge. Believe it or not he wants to fill us with his love continuously, he wants to draw near to us every single day, but the question becomes will we love him BEYOND THE CRAVE?
Cravings are sporadic & are often influenced by our mood. I don't think God is down with the shadiness of that type of behaviour. One minute we want him like an addict wants alchohol or drugs the next minute he can't get so much as a hello from us. Sound familiar? It's okay if you don't want to admit it. I just like to keep it real that's all.
Look I can't imagine how God must feel. I just know I would feel some kind of way and it wouldn't be good. I think he makes his expectation quite clear when he says we should have no other God's before him. God wasn't messing around, I mean he laid down the law from day one. Check it out.
Exodus 20: 2-6
And God spoke all these words:
"I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me."
"You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments"
Now please don't misunderstand me here. The fact that anyone craves God is a good thing. Because it at least means you have an appetite for him. But I just think that God is looking for individuals who want him just a bit more than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. If you get my drift?
So look this is just my spin on things. I too, am learning to hunger & thirst for God more frequently and make my love for him top priority as he has commanded me to do. But I'm woman enough to admit that sometimes the cravings of this world trump God. I'm a work in progress just as we all are.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
So how about we all just encourage & uplift one another as we all strive daily to extend ourselves to God BEYOND THE CRAVE.
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude