Hungry or Full

Father in heaven, I pray for every person reading these words and the person writing them to be directly from You oh Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Hi Folks! Glad you’re back at the table for another spiritual and physical meal. I do hope you  get spiritually fed here as well as enjoying the recipes.

 

Have you ever been to a wedding, banquet, or feast of any kind?

 

When we attend these types of events, we fully expect large amounts of food to be served. That’s just how it usually goes right? We sit and visit with other people at the event. We sip on coffee or juice…

We eventually start to pivot our heads in the general direction of the food table. Glancing back and forth, hoping not to appear starving or impatient. Then of course, everyone begins the head pivoting and it soon looks like some sort of off balance tennis match. Mouths watering and conversations turning to “I wonder when they will start serving dinner?”, the sound of rattling dishes and pans being situated on the food table restores hope to the guests.

 

It is now time to get in line and you’ve been speculating on what hides beneath those shiny silver pan lids.

 

Chicken… mashed potatoes… pasta salad… green beans and carrots…

The possibilities are overwhelming when you are this hungry!

 

As you stand there, plate poised in one hand and the other ready to grab hold of that serving spoon and start dishing… you are grievously disappointed to see mere crumbs littering the bottoms of all those catering sized pans.

 

What in the world!!!

 

Friends this is how we sometimes handle our time with the Lord… He has laid out a feast of wisdom and guidance and love for us each and every day. When we only take a minute or two to hear Him or read a quick verse on the fly, we miss the feast and walk away with crumbs.

 

Now don’t get me wrong, all scripture is good and useful. But God wants to give us the depth of His words like a banquet spread out for us to fill up on. Spoon up big helpings of His grace and mercy. Heap on the mountain of forgiveness and love. Overflow your plate with scoops of joy and dip that into a dollop or two of cheerfulness.

 

Just as we would walk away from a banquet table that only offered crumbs disappointed and still hungry, we sometimes walk away from Gods banquet thinking we are full but quickly realize we are still hungry for Him. Don’t walk away hungry… let God fill you with His spiritual food and sustain you each day with what you need to be filled.

 

Let me offer you a filling hardy meal to serve your family…

Red and White Goulash

1 pound ground turkey

 

1 pound elbow macaroni

 

1 large can crushed tomatoes (28 oz.)

 

1 bottle tomato juice or V8 juice

 

1 medium onion

 

1/4 cup brown sugar

 

 

Brown turkey meat in skillet. Cook macaroni as directed. Drain both. Dice onion. In dutch oven combine meat, macaroni, crushed tomatoes, juice, onion, and brown sugar. Cover and simmer on medium for about 30-45 minutes. Get some soft tasty rolls, spread on some butter and… mmm mmm so good! Fill up.

4 thoughts on “Hungry or Full

    1. You are so welcome! It is so good to hear from you again. I feel like I’ve been called to go back to the beginning of this blog and write this way. Thank you for responding to it. Have a blessed day my friend.

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  1. Cindy

    Thank you- eye opening!

    I am constantly at the table but not really eating more than crumbs

    My mind is cluttered with so much. I need to be present and eat more fully

    I have been reading your blog and about your move. I should respond more frequently

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    1. Hi Annie!

      It’s so good to see you again. I really feel like the analogy side of my writing has been taking a hit lately so to have my readers responding again is heart-warming and a tremendous blessing to me 🙂

      I like what you say here about being at the table all the time but still only eating crumbs. So true for so many of us. I have felt that way myself. Well here’s to eating more bountifully, what do ya say?

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