God stirs. God stirs my heart in some of the most unexpected places.
Having lunch out with my son. His kids meal comes with a cookie. I strategically place the cookie out in the open where he can see and tell him, "No cookie until after you eat your lunch." He understands this. He knows how to play this game. We begin eating and talking and soon he is asking me..."am I eating good mommy?" Upon inspecting the halfway finished meal I reply, "Yes son very good!" His response is expected, "Can I have my cookie now?"
I know he didn't eat very much for breakfast. I know he won't be eating until much later. I know that he needs to eat much more to be satisfied and get what he needs. His eye however, is on the prize...the cookie! He doesn't want to eat a bite more than he has to, so he can quickly devour that sweet cookie taunting him in the middle of the table. He is not worried about later, or about feeling satisfied or nourished...he is after the cookie.
I laugh at my son and his eating strategy, eventually after a couple more "good" bites, I give him the cookie. Later that day I am left thinking about the strategy I have been pulling lately, with God.
I have strategically placed my devotional on "my seat," my portion of the couch that I go to every morning while the kids and I are waking up. I figured, I will fit God in during that first bit of morning. He will be the start of my day. So I read the chosen devotion, with the selected scripture for the day and then I ask..."is that good enough, God?" I believe that he, like I did with my son is happy with my progress. But I feel God stirring, he wants much more. He can give me much more, can't he? I am taking just enough, to say "good enough" and hope for my "cookie", but God wants to nourish me. He wants to satisfy, and fill me. He wants to prepare me for what lies ahead, so I will not be hungry later. Of course, he's happy that I'm "eating" a little, but he wants me to eat more. He has so much to give, much more than a little cookie!
"Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.""
“If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, living water.”
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
(These photos are pretty irrelevant to this post, but Henry put my glasses on the other morning...Classic!)
Have a great one friends!