Whatcha hungry for?

Posted: February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

1.23 BILLION wings are eaten on Superbowl sunday.

According to the National Chicken Council (really)…that’s the equivalent of piling 572 wings on each seat of the NFL stadium. The average football fan will consume over 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat today…and that’s just for the “snacks”.

Speaking of snacks-Americans will crunch our way through 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 80 million pounds of guacamole, 4.3 million pounds of pretzels, 3.8 million pounds of popcorn, and 2.5 million pounds of nuts.

Dominoes and Pizza Hut are expected to sell over 29 MILLION slices of pizza…Superbowl is the 2nd largest food consumption day…right behind Thanksgiving.

We will spend $2.37 million on soda alone.

*As a result…stats report that 7 million workers call in sick on “Super Monday”

My point today is that you will be filled with whatever you consume.

Matthew 5:6 (NIV) 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Matthew 5:6 (MSG) 6 “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

What you eat is what you’ll be filled with. When you’re full…with whatever you’ve been eating/filling yourself with, you’re not able to take in anything else. On SuperBowl Sunday, there were athletes “hungering” for the Superbowl Vince Lombardi Trophy. Most likely, they weren’t hungry for anything else.

Mark Batterson, author of “All In” states it this way; “If you aren’t hungry for God, you are full of yourself.” So…what are you hungering for? What do you have the greatest appetite for? Relationships, social media, gossip?

You can count on this…as Christians living in today’s culture of compromise, we are called to be Christ to the world. Jesus won people with love. He only rejected those who were so “full of themselves” that they thought following a bunch rules would bring them closer to God. What Jesus taught and then lived out was perfect love for all people. What we have to learn is that we can truly love all people and not compromise the standards so clearly communicate in scripture. 

So…I ask again; what are you hungry for? Because it’s a safe bet that you will filled with that! 

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