“You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.”
Previously I mentioned sitting on the floor to feed our dogs. Our 7 year old Yorkie-Poo, Coco, will only eat from our hand. We put down her bowl and she will bull-kick, circle it like a giraffe at a watering hole looking for lions, nudge it around with her nose, or simply lay in front of it and cry. I don’t know if she thinks she’s not allowed to eat from the bowl, or doesn’t want to. There are a lot of ways we could take this as an analogy, but this is the one for today: Only eat from your Father’s hand.
There are a lot of schools of thought from which we could feed. Check everything out in God’s Word to see if it’s true. If it comes from His hand, it’s good for us. If it doesn’t, we don’t need to be feeding on it. In a devotion this morning by Michael Youssef, “If you are eating from the bowl of the world’s expectations and dreams, then you will be sorely disappointed, and you will probably experience defeat in your spiritual and emotional life.”
Let’s be circumspect about what we feed into our hearts and minds. If it’s not coming from our Father’s hand, don’t eat.
God’s word is full of truth and Philippians 4:8 gives us instruction on what to chew on, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.”