Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Full yet? Satisified?

Piper on the satisfaction that can only be found in God, from A Hunger for God:

If you don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great. (23)

Are there too many insignificant episodes of Seinfeld smothering and sating your searching for God? Does the desire for the delicacies of every new dining establishment deaden your desire for God? Will the longing for the latest laptop lessen your longing for the Lord? Is the pull and pleasantness of popularity preempting your pursuit of Christ? If so, you may think you're satisfied, but it is only a temporary satisfaction due to the smallness of those things that stuff you. Look for something eternally satisfying found in Christ alone.

1 comment:

  1. An interesting paradox: If we do not hunger for God, we are starving spiritually.