He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
Luke 1:53 NKJ
We recently enjoyed our family vacation by the lake. Our four children and their families so look forward to this vacation every year. It’s a time to be together and laugh and play and encourage one another. We also have 5 grandchildren and the blessing of 2 on the way.
On vacation, the grandchildren played in the pool, on the playground, in the lake and running all around. But when they got hungry, they needed to eat RIGHT NOW!
They ran as fast as they could to where the food was being prepared for the meal. And they were usually crying out something like “we’re hungry…what’s to eat….we want to eat now!”
God wants us to come running to Him with that same kind of anticipation of receiving good things from Him.
I ask people all the time, “how hungry are you?”.
Are we hungry enough to lay down the distractions and go running into His presence? Do we allow the laundry and the dishes in the morning to take up our special time with Jesus? Or do we allow a phone call to pull us away from His time with us?
Do we think that going to church on Sunday or being in a Bible Study is enough to give our life the strength and wisdom we need to walk in victory in our life? Do we get caught up in doing the good things…but not the most important thing of being with Jesus? We need to be filled daily. We need new strength daily. We need fresh manna daily.
How hungry are you?
The Amplified Bible says Luke 1:53 this way…
“He has filled and satisfied the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty-handed [without a gift].”
God will fill your heart with good things and NOT ONLY THAT, He will SATISFY the hungry heart.
I am reminded about Paul and how he “pressed” (Phil. 3:14) toward the goal of the high call of God. I want to press deeper into God and into His Word. I refuse to be mediocre in my walk with God. I want to be filled and satisfied with more of Him.
The more we press in, the more hungry we become. The more hungry we become, the more we press in.
As a last thought….God will never disappoint a hungry heart.
Begin my memorizing and meditating on His Word. Your heart will be filled with good things and become satisfied with more of Him.
By: Mary Ulffers