“No, you will spoil your appetite.” This response or a variation of it may be given to a child who is asking or reaching for a snack close to the time a meal will be served.
“You will spoil your appetite.” Indeed it is hard to eat or do justice to a meal when you do not have an appetite.
But there are times when the problem is not a lack of appetite. No. We know that we are hungry and need to eat but the problem is that we mistake the nature of our hunger. When this happens, we can find ourselves reaching for food which seems appetizing and eat our fill of it but still feel empty. This is the expected end when we attempt to fill a spiritual hunger with natural things.
We reach for things and engage in activities which will give us these things when what we need is not a thing but Him. When we have deprived ourselves of the Living Bread, for whatever reason, no matter how much of the desserts and meals of this world we consume, we will never be satisfied.
Father, helps us to discern the true nature of our hunger and no longer try to meet our need of You with anything or person.
Joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday Community for our weekly writing adventure which, for the month of October, is included in the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes challenge. The prompt is “Eat” and this is Day 28.
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