Creating an Appetite

creating an appetite for things of God, Romans 12:2
When I started baking with whole wheat flour, I didn't like it. 

But the more I ate it, the more I liked it. Eventually, I lost my appetite for white flour and gained one for whole wheat.

This is true spiritually too.

Scripture says:
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2 

This means we quit conforming to the empty "white flour" world: 
  • in entertainment choices 
  • in relationships 
  • in life goals 
And start renewing our minds: 
  • in God's Word 
  • in Christian books 
  • in Christian teaching 
  • in Christian fellowship 
Because when we "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8), we long for more of God in our lives (Psalm 42:1).

What appetites are you feeding?


  1. I have been yearning more and more for God. You have put into words my feelings.
    I guess I'm HUNGRY!

    1. You are in the good company of the Psalmist, Christine : )
      (Psalm 42:1)
      : )

  2. In many of my prayers for the last couple of years I have asked God to infuse me with his spirit and his love for others. It's been a slow process (like your white to wheat analogy), but it is finally becoming deeply embedded in my heart. For example, whenever I see sin, I am overcome with compassion instead of judgement. Before this, I would be so quick to judge. God is so very generous whenever we ask for the right things.

    1. I know what you mean, Gail.
      And I can slip back into old "appetites" if I'm not diligent.
      God bless you
      : )


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