“I’d rather feed a hungry man any day.” (Greg Vitt)
If I had a dime for every time Dad said that during my childhood, I’d be a wealthy man today! Generally, those words were spoken when someone around the table complained about the meal that had been prepared. Dad’s message? “If you don’t appreciate what’s on your plate, you’re obviously not very hungry! A hungry man doesn’t complain about the food!”
On so many occasions I’ve walked into a Sunday School classroom hoping and praying that the members in attendance that day were “hungry.” Because “I’d rather teach a spiritually hungry man any day.” Yes, I’m absolutely responsible for showing up as prepared as possible. I need to put in the hours of study, prayer, and lesson preparation. But if the people on the receiving end aren’t hungry to learn, little will be gained.
Are you finding the offerings from the pulpit, Sunday School teacher, or even these devotions less than filling? Consider asking yourself, “Do I show up hungry to learn? Am I difficult to feed spiritually? In what ways can I increase my spiritual appetite?”
If we come willing and expecting to hear from God, we will generally learn! –Dave
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. (Jeremiah 15:16)
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