Appetite lostAs Tommy approached home after spending a fun afternoon at his friend’s house, the rich aroma met him. His mother had cooked roast turkey with all the trimmings and apple pie for dessert.  This was everyone’s favourite meal, but most of all, it was Tommy’s.  The house was abuzz with happiness as they prepared for a hearty meal.

Tommy sat through the meal hardly eating his most favourite foods. Instead of clearing his plate in short time as usual, he picked at a little of everything.


Tommy and his friend had been ‘snacking’ most of the afternoon – peanut butter sandwiches, potato crisps, chocolate biscuits, candies, soda pop – how could he eat anything more – even his ‘best fav’ meal?

In settling for something he really, really liked,
Tommy was unable to partake of the best.

Appetite b#  How is it with our spiritual appetites?
#  Do we tend to feast on things we like,
thereby losing the joy of our spiritual food?

#  Do we settle for less than the best?
(close communion with our Lord,
through His Word and prayer and obedience to His will)

Many places in Scripture liken the Christian life to being in a race.  In Hebrews 12:1 we are told to “lay aside every weight” – to cast off and leave all that is not helpful in running the race.  These could even be ‘good’ things, but if they take the place of ‘the best’ – the spiritual food we need – they are to be forsaken.

Lord, reveal to me any ‘weights’ in my life which hinder my walk with You.

Hebrews 12:1-2  
Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which easily besets us,
and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.

Mr Anon says:
# Anything that comes between me and my God – ROBS God.
#  Anything that comes between me and my God – BECOMES my god.
#  He who offers God second place – offers Him NO place.


About meetingintheclouds

I am Cloudwatcher, a 76 year old Christian lady, happily married to a wonderful man for over 50 years. We have five wonderful sons, all with at least one University degree and in top positions in their chosen fields. One son is still single but four have found perfect wives and they have given us five lovely grandchildren. I was born in England and while I'm proud of my English heritage, I am doubly proud to be a true-blue, fair-dinkum Aussie. My husband and I are committed Christians whose first priority is to love and serve our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My life story will tell of my journey from abuse to peace. I suffered 22 years of abuse, being constantly told I was totally evil and an ugly freak: no one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself.
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8 Responses to APPETITE LOST – why?

  1. Rob Barkman says:

    Oh how important it is to have the weights of life lifted from us. We are too weak to do so, but our Lord can take from us the heaviest of the weights we may be bearing.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    May The Lord help us not be distracted by second best. Thank you for being such a wonderful Reminder Angela, we need reminders in our struggles and battles against the flesh and the enemy. Amazing how many times the Lord sends Reminders such as you to nudge us timely, to choose the right . God bless you, Angela.

    • Thanks Evelyn.
      The devil is a master at camouflage, painting evil to look very attractive. May we always look to Holy Spirit to reveal its ugliness and to keep us focussed on the Lord’s will for us.
      He alone provides satisfaction and peace.

  3. Pure Glory says:

    Amen! May I hunger and thirst after the Lord only!

  4. Lyn Leahz says:

    God bless you, sister Angela. ♥

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