Be Picky.

As I mentioned yesterday, our Easter morning always consists of a delicious brunch.  A buffet brunch to be exact.  Call me crazy, but I just love a good buffet brunch.  The options are endless and you can eat as much as you want!

So on Sunday, like any professional buffet-er, I first surveyed the territory to see what we were working with.  There were all kinds of breakfast foods, meats, cheeses, salads, and seafood.  Delicious!

As a hearty eater, it’s hard for me not to walk through and put everything on my plate.  But the key to successfully mastering the buffet is to be picky and make sure you go straight for the good stuff.  Why waste your time on a simple romaine salad when you can make that at home?  Instead, you need to fill up on the fancy options like cheese blintzes, lobster and cheddar grits, oysters, and lamb.   Save the salad for when you’re home alone and have to cook for yourself.

With unlimited options and limited stomach capacity, you have to be choosey.  And the same can be said for our lives.

Even today, when information has never been more easily accessible, and the options are endless, we still have a limited capacity for what we ingest each day and how we spend our time.  Are we settling for lettuce leaves when beef tenderloin is just a few steps away?  (Don’t get me wrong, I do love lettuce, I just don’t think it’s the creme-de-la-creme of a good buffet!)

Are we ingesting things that bring life, or things that yield no real impact in our lives?

In John 4, Jesus is talking to the Samaritan woman at the well and tells her, Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

How are we filling up our days?  

In Jesus, we have Living Water that can quench our thirst and satisfy us completely.  Be picky–take time to feed on His faithful love and incredible promises.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
Psalm 37:3  
“He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
Psalm 107:8-9