Well, the holiday season seemed to have begun a few weeks ago with Thanksgiving and will obviously continue for a few more, though New Year’s Day. The hustle and bustle of the season can be draining for sure, but a problem that most folks detect as it comes to a close is that their pants may fit a bit too tightly. All the gatherings are wonderful, but the big meals and sweets can certainly take their toll.
A hunger and an appetite are clearly not a bad thing. We need the nourishment and the fuel for our bodies, but how are you doing with fueling your soul this Christmas season? Even with most churches in the midst of an Advent celebration, the “to do” list of the season can sometimes cloud our focus. My encouragement this holiday season is to take some time to disconnect from the Christmas concentration and cultivate your appetite for the Father. We can very easily engross ourselves in doing great things for our family and for the Kingdom this season, often forgetting that God is more concerned with the condition of our heart than the work of our hands.
So, with each holiday gathering, as you are enjoying the sweets and consuming physical food, you will begin to feel full. However, as you feed that Kingdom appetite for a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Lord, you will notice that the more spiritual food you consume, the hungrier you become.