Have you ever said something to the effect of "I'm starving" in an attempt to describe your hunger?
Have you ever paused to think about what we're saying when we use that phrase, even jokingly?
Friends, if you have eaten a meal within the past 24 hours, no matter how hungry you may feel, you are not "starving."
I used to be fond of using that phrase to describe when I thought I was especially hungry.
Then one day it hit me:
With how incredibly blessed I am, I have never actually known what it feels like to be "starving."
In fact, GOD has blessed me so richly that I've never had to truly be concerned where I was going to find my next meal.
An overwhelming sense of shame came over me.
How thankless must I appear to GOD when I flippantly use the phrase "I'm starving" when hundreds of thousands of people around this world literally are starving?!?
I repented of my ingratitude and poor choice of words and, to my knowledge, I have never again said, "I'm starving."
I pray that GOD never has to show me what it is to be starving in order to get me to realize how ungrateful I can be.
Can you relate?
If so, resolve to repent of thanklessness and pray for increased thank-full-ness.
Let's think about what we say!