Eat the Bread, Drink the Water

Satiety. (Suh-tie-uh-tee) You know the  feeling of fullness that persists after eating? That’s satiety. It’s a complex process involving several factors, including the type and amount of food, along with the person’s individual metabolism. I don’t know about you, but oftentimes my cravings, the type of food that delights all our senses, does not fill me up. I want more. Our brain sends a signal to us to stop eating. But, some of us, like me, intentionally ignore that cue and overindulge until we feel bloated and frustrated.  During my research on physical satiety, I began to wonder about spiritual satiety. As my minds drifts, this phrase wanders into my brain, “eat the bread, drink the water.”

Physical Satiety

What can we do to promote physical satiety?

1. Eat slowly.
2. Savor your food and
3. Drink plenty of water.

Spiritual Satiety

Spiritual satiety is the feeling of fullness that comes from a deep connection with Christ. When we are spiritually nourished, we have more energy, we’re more resilient, and more likely to make healthy choices. The three simple actions above also apply to spiritual satiety. Chew slowly on God’s Word. Savor each moment in His presence. Drink freely from the Well that will never run dry. As we follow these guidelines, we begin to identify with Christ in saying,

My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent Me, and from finishing His work. John 4:34 NLT


Eat the Bread, Drink the Water

Doing God’s will and finishing His work is fulfilling and satisfying. He is the Living Water that quenches our thirst and the Bread that nourishes our souls. Spiritual satiety is a daily process, not an event or a destination. Both physical and spiritual satiety are important for our overall health and well-being. Let’s slow down, savor the process, and drink deeply.




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