Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV) 

Hunger and thirst have a powerful influence over me. Signals travel to the brain center that controls these cravings — the hypothalamus. Then I have a choice — satisfaction with something healthy or settling for something less.

My spiritual craving for God has a similar influence over me. My heart yearns for fulfillment and meaning in life that only God can provide. Yet at times I settle for less than God’s best. Sometimes what looks good is actually bad.

Susannah Wesley, mother to John and Charles Wesley, understood this,

That to you is sin…
Whatever weakens your reason;
Whatever impairs the tenderness of your conscience;
Whatever obscures your sense of God;
Whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind;
Whatever takes away your relish for spiritual things;
That to you is sin, no matter how innocent.

My choices matter. Will I settle for less?


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder