Hungry For More

Maybe just another bite. That’s what I often think as I’m standing at my kitchen counter eating ice cream straight out of the carton. I usually limit myself to three bites (or one if I’m trying to drop a pound or two), but sometimes it tastes so darn good, I’ve gotta go in for just a little more. Just another bite to satisfy that craving.

Lately I’ve found myself feeling the same way as I close my Bible after some time in the Word each morning. As I start to put it away, I feel compelled to open it again for just another taste. I’m hungry for more. I need just another bite to satisfy my craving for God’s life-giving words.

Maybe it’s because right now I’m hopping around more than I usually do in my Bible reading as I look up verses for a Bible study I’m doing. Maybe I’m more of a read-an-entire-book-of-the-Bible kind of gal (in small portions, of course), letting an entire passage soak into my mind and spirit.

Whatever the reason, I’m following the impulse to read a little more. I turn to the Psalms and fill my spirit there, keeping a bookmark where I’m reading so I’ll know where to return the next time.

I’m so glad I don’t have to limit myself to three bites of the Word like I do with my ice cream indulgences. In fact, the more I indulge in the Word, the better. And you know what? When I’m hungry for more, God always serves up a heaping portion of satisfaction. And I must say, it tastes awfully good!

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103

*What part of the Bible have you been reading lately?

*If you’re hungry for more of the Word, check out Nancy Douglas’s site. She is offering free podcasts of her Bible study Draw Me Nearer. I’ve read Nancy’s blog long enough to know that her study will surely hold blessings for all.

*Flickr photo by Ray_from_LA

Comments

  1. I’ve been indulging in Proverbs and Psalms and I so agree, what a healthy addiction to have…hooked on the Word of God!

    Blessings!

  2. They say everything in moderation. But His Word is one thing we need to devour, just like He said!

  3. I think there are 2 wonderful things we can never overload on – God’s Word, and beauty. There are probably more, but those 2 come to mind in reading this post.

  4. I hear you on that ice-cream, Cheryl!

    I’m reading the One Year Bible right now (New Living Translation) and it’s probably my favorite. And in a funny coincidence (?) when today’s reading was over, I wanted more…so I read the next day’s as well.

    Happy weekend to you, friend!

  5. I love all your thoughts, ladies. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So happy to find your site. I enjoyed your comments about the Word of God. My husband and I read the Bible through last yr and we finished 2 Kings this morning. My husband has always struggled with reading so I was so proud of him when he took the challenge at our church last yr to read it through. I could tell he wasn’t going to finish in time so I persuaded him for us to do it together and we haven’t looked back. It’s been a wonderful experience. After 44 yrs of marriage we are growing closer as we study it together.

  7. Peggy, thanks so much for visiting and sharing the great experience you and your hubby are having reading the Word together. Sounds wonderful.

    Hope you drop in regularly now that you know where I am. May God bless you through what you read here!

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