For all the hoopla in the news lately about Chick-fil-a I want to share a scripture. (2 Timothy 3:12), "Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." This is not a warning, it is a promise from the Holy Spirit. Not that everyone will be persecuted in the same way, but all will be persecuted who desire to live godly...in Christ Jesus. Now let's look at one particular word in that scripture...desire. Did you catch that? It doesn't say "All who live godly", but "All who DESIRE to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." It starts in the heart.
I don't know about you, but from a natural, food kind of a standpoint - I'm not a fan of being hungry. My stomach growls and rolls, and the hunger pangs simply make me uncomfortable. I'm sure you're not like this, but sometimes I even get just a wee bit ornery when I am hungry. Being hungry is NOT something I wake up every morning and look forward to.
On the other hand, (just being honest) I love to eat. No, not all the time....just when I'm hungry. I love the feeling of sitting down to a good meal, because I am about to alleviate my hunger. I love the feeling of being satisfied! Sorry, I just do.
Throughout this post I will use the word "different" a few times. I want you to understand that I don't mean "better than" when I use the word. As a matter of fact dictionary.com gives these definitions for the word "different": not alike in character or quality; differing; dissimilar; not identical; separate or distinct. To be different is not "to be better than", just different. But different is what any follower of Christ is.