Like many of you, I love coffee. I guess you can say I am definitely "hooked". I have a routine each morning and the second task on my list after taking Jericho and Jochebed to the potty is brewing a fresh pot of coffee. I am definitely a caffeine freak! Each sip satisfies that craving I long for. I am certain that there are also things you crave.
Do we truly crave God's Word each and every day? What if we don't have time to read our devotion or pray? Do we receive a "gut check" or is it acceptable to skip God for several days or weeks? Are we seriously "hooked on Jesus" or is it merely something we do because we are feelin' a little guilty and our pastor tells us each Sunday that we need to do this? Does God's Word truly enrich our life or do we see it as something else we must attempt to cram into an already overwhelmed schedule?
We are busy folks. Sometimes I absolutely crave a little "white space" in my life. It is a rare moment to simply curl up in a comfy chair with a good book and enjoy the evening. There seems to always be something else that needs to be done at home. The demands in our lives never seem to cease.
Although life is arduous I don't ever want to place God on a shelf and ignore all that He has already done for me and wants to fulfill in my life. I am so thankful today for His love. I want to "crave" Him with all that I am. I want to be so "hooked" on God that I cannot tolerate going even one day without reading and meditating on His Word and praying. I don't want to accept any substitute for my Lord. I cannot tolerate instant coffee. It lacks everything that fresh brewed coffee offers. I refuse to settle for substitutes regarding my walk with Christ. I want everything He has available for my life and ministry. What about you?