I have a problem. A SERIOUS chocolate problem. Put me in a room with a plate of cookies or a dark chocolate bar, only one of us is leaving that room. I crave chocolate, I savor it. I take tiny bites when I eat it so that I can enjoy the bittersweet flavor for as long as possible. When I eat a good piece of chocolate, it actually makes me happy!
So what’s the problem? Today after lunch, I went to the kitchen cabinet that holds my little stash of chocolate. And it’s empty! There are peppermints, gum, cough drops (eww!) candles, napkins, vitamins…pretty much everything is in there….except for my chocolate!
I inadvertently let my little stash of happiness run out!
So this afternoon, I found myself endlessly grazing, trying to satisfy that sweet after-dinner craving. But nothing would satisfy it. The more sweets I ate, the more I found myself frustrated that I wasn’t getting the one and only sweet that my mind was craving so much.
Before long, I was frustrated with myself for pigging out on things that I didn’t even want. What was the point?
How could I let a delicious little brown square have such a hold on me?
This whole incident really got me thinking about something.
How often do we binge and purge on things that we don’t even want instead of satisfying our craving for time with Jesus?
“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty”
- Instead of reading our Bible, we see the messy kitchen and clean it first.
- Instead of waking up early to spend time with Jesus, we hit snooze.
- Instead of going to Bible study, we opt instead to study God’s Word on our own, but then fail to follow through.
- Instead of planning a time to read our Bible and pray, we just mentally tell ourselves we will do it, but quickly realize another day/week/month has gone by and we still haven’t opened that book or bowed our heads.
How have you been satisfying your Jesus cravings? Tell me in the comments below
Bible Journaling Prompts
Apply what you’ve learned
♡ God tells us again and again that He can satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst. Read each in your Bible and write the words of each verse in your journal as a reminder.
- Revelation 22:17
- John 4:14
- John 7:37-38
- Psalm 63:1
- Isaiah 55:1-2