“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35 NIV).
A few days ago, I had this strong urge to stop at Wing Stop to order food that I absolutely did not need.
I live five minutes away from a Wing Stop, and their boneless chicken tenders dipped in Habanero sauce are my guilty pleasure.
Lord have mercy!
I knew I needed to resist my food craving, so I said those dreaded four words that you despise to hear when you want to go out to eat:
There’s food at home.
I had just gone grocery shopping a few days ago. I had plenty of fruits, vegetables, and leftovers.
What I needed was right there.
There was, indeed, food at home.
As soon as I said those words out loud, I felt a strong correlation to my spiritual life.
I often seek things outside of God, that come from God: value, strength, love, peace, purpose, and hope.
I have sought value in relationships and my career. I have sought strength within myself, or through the compliments of others. I have sought peace through isolation, and hope through my own might.