Missing Something

I ignored the feeling of nausea at first in the shopping centre car park. I carried on with my bargain hunting as my hands started to shake. I even kept shopping through slight waves of dizziness but when I had to sit down and couldn’t walk anymore I knew something was wrong. To the casual observer I might have just been relaxing but in reality I was unable to go on.

It took me a few minutes to realize the cause of my problem was that I had not eaten all day. Although few could fault me on my commitment to getting the perfect sale item, my attention to the real needs of life left something to be desired.

Because I was busy, I didn’t feel the affects of hunger until it was too late. I didn’t notice the signs. I hadn’t even felt hungry!

Maybe you wouldn’t put yourself in the category of being hungry for God but when you look at your life, are there signs that you are missing something?

• Do you have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something in your life isn’t right?
• Are you finding that your strength and all that you relied on is becoming shaky?
• Have you even wondered if you will be able to stand up under all that is happening?

To the casual observer it might seem like you are cruising through life, with loads of blessings. But if you haven’t taken care of the most important need, your inner life, then all the other parts of your life are going to suffer bit by bit.

Jesus was talking to a woman at a well who was down and destitute when he said

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.†John 4:13-14

If you come to Jesus, he will give you everything you need for real life. Whether it be for the first time ever, or for the first time today, take a moment to sit down and think about what’s missing.

2 Responses to Missing Something
  1. Julie
    October 22, 2008 | 3:27 pm

    Thank you for the reminder! When Jesus taught us to pray, He asked for “daily bread”. So often we settle for “weekly bread” on Sunday and wonder why we are dragging by the end of the week!

  2. supernanny
    October 22, 2008 | 7:22 pm

    I can relate to that,what a beaut example of what can happen to us physically, AND spiritually without feeding on Gods Word.