In my previous, non-pregnant life I hated chocolate milk. Something about the smell, the texture and the taste just grossed me out. And now that I’m pregnant? There’s something insatiably delightful about chocolate milk: the smell, texture, and taste.
Hormones are hilarious.
But I’ve been thinking a lot about those moments when you absolutely must consume the thing you crave. When you’re so drawn to a substance that you think about it often and make concerted efforts to get as much of it as you can.
(You knew it was coming.)
What if we pursued the Lord like that?
What if we just couldn’t get enough?
How would our lives change?
Unlike chocolate milk we can’t whip up a mix that will make us crave more of Jesus and His likeness – holiness, righteousness, godliness, purity. Rather, through Holy Spirit-powered obedience to the Lord we will find ourselves “transformed from one degree of glory to another.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) Day by day, you will find that your heart’s desires align with God’s desires (Psalms 37:4). It isn’t a particularly easy or pain free road, but it is a road met with a reward far sweeter than any cool glass of chocolate milk could ever be.
Are you a Christian? Have you seen more of Christ and less of you in your desires? Or is this idea totally foreign? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!