Crave

When you crave, you’re Continually Reaching After Various Enticements until the eager desire is met.

Have you ever searched and searched to satisfy a crave? No matter what you try to substitute the crave with, the other option just doesn’t hit the spot. Have you ever thought about the intentionality we put into going out of our way to seek to satisfy that crave? We don’t even put a lot of thought into the distance traveled or money spent to acquire what we need to satisfy the crave.

As you’re reading this blog there is probably something that’s enticing you to satisfy a crave right now. Don’t be embarrassed, we all get them. Sometimes to a fault of indulging in craves that are not good for us…but I’ll move on. When this crave happens our minds run through several scenarios as to how to obtain that crave. However, there are also times when we try to ignore the crave.  So, what happens when you ignore a crave? More than not the crave doesn’t go away, it lingers as if there’s a small voice whispering in your ear that continually entices you to reach after it until it’s conquered. The funny and truth is we are not settled nor satisfied until we feed that crave.

We all get cravings of different kinds. But when spiritual craves hit, do we entertain it with the same magnitude as we do natural craves? When the crave hits to study or pray does a light bulb go off in your head that leads to a desire to ignite a continual effort to feed that enticement or is the desire ignored? Do you stop what you’re doing with an eager desire to intentionally reach after and feed the crave with no thought as to how far you’re willing to go {not just in distance, but intime} or the how much it will cost {cost doesn’t always mean monetary}? Are you willing to elude time when you are indulging in the joy of feeding your spiritual crave?

These questions aren’t being asked to make you feel bad about having a crave or the distance traveled to obtain the crave, because I have them as well and have driven a distance to satisfy my crave. The questions are asked to intrigue your thoughts about natural and spiritual craves and the effort you put into each of them.  Thus, I never want to put a great amount of exertion into satisfying a natural crave and not the same amount if not more time into satisfying my spiritual crave.

What crave entices you the most?
 
PEARLStoPONDER: Do you long for and have an eager desire that craves to feed your Spirit?

Psalms 42:1-2--As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

Psalms 63:1--O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalms 119:81--My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

Isaiah 26:9--My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

2 Peter 2:2--Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
 

Comments:

Posted by Ideria Bryant on February 19, 2020
This was an "Aha" momemt. Thank you for your words of wisdom!
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