Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Are you a grazer?

Last week I walked around this meadow in St. Ives, England a good number of times.  Admittedly, the sheep won me over with their incredible cuteness!  Second to their cuteness, I could not help but notice their continuous grazing.  
Perhaps we can learn a lesson from the behavior of sheep!  I have heard that grazing all day, health-wise, is better than three good sized meals.  Sheep must instinctively know this healthy eating habit since healthy sheep have normal eating and cud-chewing behavior for 85% of the day.  Healthy sheep are almost always hungry!  A lack of appetite is a good signal of a sick sheep.

The sheep got me to thinking not only about a natural appetite but a spiritual appetite as well.  We know our natural appetite is essential to our physical bodies, but God created within us a heart to hunger for something beyond this physical hunger - the spiritual.  

For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good.  Psalm 107:9 AMP

The question we need to each answer is what do we choose to feed the inner longing to know that something greater than ourselves?  We don't have to be left wondering.  Jesus said if we desire and seek after knowing Him & His truth, we will always, always be filled.  Not with temporal food but something that satisfies the deeper hunger in our innermost being!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Matthew 5:6 NIV
Hunger works the same way in the spiritual realm as it does in the natural. We were created for relationship with God, but it is our choice to enter into this love relationship with Him.

Are you like a sheep grazing in His pasture?  If not, today can be the day you choose to pull up your seat to the banquet table He has prepared for you.  This is the table of relationship with Jesus, who died so you could live.  This is the table of His goodness. 

Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3 AMP 

Are you hungry...for more?  Don't wait any longer.  By all means, come and taste and see that He IS good!

1 comment:

  1. Don't know about the rest of the flock but I'm always hungry and I hear the sound of the dinner bell, (the Word). So awesome that The King of Kings wants to share all that He has with us. Nothing satisfies more.