Well, these couple of weeks have been very trying. One thing that has been reinforced over the past month is the promise of Death. We all have been suffering losses. Please know that Joy will come in the Morning!!!
Tonight; however, I want to talk about hunger. In my mind, there are three types of hunger: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual.
Which one are you right now?
Earlier today, I was experiencing “physcial” hunger. I wanted to eat some Terriyaki Chicken Lo Mein. My body hungered for this. This hunger did not stop until I went to the mall, placed my order, and started to stuff my face in what was probably a not so lady-like manner. Once I was done, I was satisfied. However, it was not for long. Right now, I hunger for a fried bologna sandwich with extra mayo. My hunger was not satisfied until I stopped writing this blog and headed to the kitchen…but now I am back and my physical hunger has been fulfilled…until the A.M.
Are you physically hungry right now?
Now, the second type of hunger is mental hunger. The hunger for knowledge. The hunger for money. The hunger for fame. The hunger for respect. I could go on for days. Now, to me, this type of hunger is not so easily satisfied. We often hunger for more knowledge, but do not have the funds, time, initiative or other important means to access knowledge. We begin to starve when we don’t get it. We hunger for financial prosperity, but we lack the hunger for the patience to work our way from the ground up in the company, open up a savings account and wait for the interest to accrue, consult a financial advisor and wait to see how he advises you to set up your accounts, wait on the Sunday paper to clip a coupon, and so forth and so on. So what happens, we STARVE.
Last, but not least, is the Spirtual hunger. This is the hunger that takes the least amount of energy to satisfy. Your spirit becomes filled by reading the word of God. Your spirit becomes filled by singing Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound. Your spirit becomes filled the moment you close your eyes and say Lord, quinch my thirst and ease these hunger pains. Your spirit becomes filled by looking at a mustard seed and saying, “Lord, I have the FAITH. Now, feed me. Give me food to fill my belly, give me the knowledge to be financially responsible over the talents that you have given to me, give me the Word to fill my spirit with joy. In turn, I will spread that joy. Yes, with spiritual hunger….you will never, never, never, STARVE: Physically, Mentally, or Spiritually.
So, again, are you hungry?