What would you do...
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you...My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips. David, Psalm 63
What would you do for a cheeseburger? If you're an eight-year-old Ohio boy whose parents have already gone to bed, then you might just watch some YouTube videos to teach yourself how to drive, grab your little sister, and head to the closest McDonalds.
According to the local police, the boy "got a sudden urge for a Mickey D's cheeseburger"—unfortunately, it was after he had already eaten his dinner and also after "both of his parents had fallen asleep after a busy day." So, naturally, "he watched driving instruction videos on YouTube for a few minutes before putting his four-year-old sister in his dad's van so they could get their fix."
How did he do? "The young driver managed to safely get through four intersections before getting to a McDonald's drive-through about 1.5 miles from the house." When they actually came through the drive-through, "employees actually thought they were being pranked," said a local patrolman, who was called to the scene once it was determined the kids were there alone. The boy did figure out that what he had done was wrong (and actually illegal), and when he did so, "he burst into tears." But both he and his sister got what they came for: They were able to "eat their cheeseburgers while waiting for their grandparents to pick them up."
David's craving is yours and mine as well. Our souls long for God's presence; when we are with Him, it is like "fat and rich food" for our souls. What would you do to satisfy that hunger?
1. Worship and adore him alone, spending time with Papa God?
2. Listen to worship music and meditate on His character and deeds?
3. Arrive early to your congregation's worship service, ready to praise in community?
4. Read and consider His Word, thinking how to live out Jesus' lifestyle?
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and more. Connect to your soul's hunger for God, and satisfy it..."Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!"