Insatiable: Begging the King of Kings for a King

My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

Thanksgiving. That one day of the year I allow myself to indulge in crazy amounts of food because, well, often momma is the one who’s prepared it. That and I honestly love the rich and savory taste and familiar smell of a traditional menu while seated at a table wreathed by family and friends. Add the scent of a flickering fall candle and…irresistible!

Turkey

Gravy

Stuffing

Homemade yeast rolls

Homemade Green Bean casserole

Mashed potatoes

Cranberry relish

Pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped topping

Though I’m decidedly not-yet-hungry again when evening rolls around, I want more.

Why? Because it’ll be another 365 more days before I’ll enjoy this crazy amount of indulgence again and Self must take in enough to satisfy the gustatory cravings before the day comes to a close.

Insatiable. When is enough enough?

Adam and Eve’s Garden had an unlimited food supply. Perfect nourishment for the bodies God had created and pleasing to the eye. They also had the privilege of gaining wisdom from their -and our- omniscient God. 

Got questions, Eve? Fire away!

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom…Genesis 3:6a (NIV)

But it wasn’t enough.

So she took the fatal bite.

Insatiable.

After Saul was confirmed as king in the presence of the Lord, Samuel gave the Israelites a farewell speech (I Samuel 12). In it, he detailed all that God had done for them, primary among them -He was their forever-faithful and perfect King.

Why’d they go begging for another?

Because it wasn’t enough.

An attitude not unlike me and my belly fully of rich Thanksgiving meal.

 “Yeah, I know. But I want more.”

Insatiable.

Ingratitude is an insidious and serious assault to the King of kings Who supplies all I need. Why insult Him by incessantly seeking more, bringing His goodness into question?

When is enough enough?

When my attitude toward all I DO have is rightly aligned and gratitude fills the space of my heart and makes its way down to my stomach. That’s when.

My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

Attitude is everything. Going into the Christmas season, let’s honor God and choose a good one.

Mary

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