Daily Devotional – 3/31/16 “What are you hungry for?”

Have you ever eaten only to not be full afterwards? Ever been thirsty and nothing you drink satisfies it? Have you ever gotten to a point in your spiritual life that you thirst after something but can’t seem to find what it is? Well, beloved; I simply stopped by to tell you that you may be seeking the wrong thing to satisfy your taste. You’re seeking the bad boy when you know good and well he doesn’t satisfy your thirst. Why do you think none of those relationships have worked out? You’re hungry for a wife but you keep going back to the exes of your past when you ought to know, if they couldn’t satisfy you then, they won’t now. You’re hungry for that promotion but throwing someone else under the bus won’t get it for you. You’re thirsty for a financial blessing but let’s be honest, can you really handle it right now? You’re struggling spiritually, I mean not going to church struggling and it could be because you’re running from what God has called you to do all due to you thirsting after something else. Don’t you know by now that as long as you keep drinking and eating from the wrong cups and plates, you’ll never get full?

The bible says in Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” What do I mean? Well, righteousness is defined as the quality of being morally right or justifiable. In other words, blessed are those who hunger and thirst to do right, for they will be filled. So let me ask you … Is what you’re doing right? Are your activities acceptable? Or are you morals motivated by mess and your actions by anger? Are you hungry to do what is right or simply eating a quick meal of wrong? Are you thirsty enough to go the distance to drink that which is good or will you take the short trip and dip into what soothes you for the moment? I’m simply asking the questions. You can’t expect to get full off God’s goodness if you keep eating from the enemy’s table, can you? You have to change your eating and drinking habits. That’s if you seek to be filled. Don’t believe me? How do you lose weight? By eating what’s good for you. How can you help your skin remain healthy looking? By drinking water instead of sodas. How can you get right spiritually? By eating the nourishment of God’s word. It’s all up to you. You have to make the choice of what you put in your body; physically and spiritually. It’s your choice. But know this…The bible says in Proverbs 21:21 “He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” You get what you seek!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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