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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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April 23, 2010 - You Got a Craving?

By Doug Clay

“Happy are those who are hungry and thirsty for goodness, for they will be fully satisfied” (Matthew 5:6, Phillips).

Most of us don’t know much about hunger and thirst. When we get a craving, we find something to satisfy it. (I generally find my way to a source of chocolate.)

This beatitude is talking about spiritual hunger and thirst.

The meaning? Craving spiritual things. But notice the result of hungering and thirsting for goodness, or righteousness — being “fully satisfied.”

It’s possible that the reason some people are never “fully satisfied” in their walk with the Lord or in ministry is they are only “nibbling” instead of fully “tasting” the good things of the Lord. That’s probably why David said, “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8, NIV).

Sometimes when I make my nightly pilgrimage to the refrigerator, I’m not sure what I’m looking for. I’ll nibble on some leftover pizza or fruit. Nothing tastes good, so I’ll close the refrigerator and go to bed hungry. There’s a huge difference between nibbling and tasting.

When I recognize my true spiritual hunger, seek for righteousness and then feed on it fully, it is then that I am truly satisfied.

Take a few moments and evaluate your spiritual cravings. How are you satisfying them?

— Doug Clay is general treasurer of the Assemblies of God.

 

 

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