Occasionally, we will make our way to a local buffet for all you can eat. The one we frequent has the option of getting what they call the “blue plate special,” where they give you a blue plate, but you can only go through the line once; however can fill up that one plate with as much as you can fit. I’m usually very conservative when I fill my plate, but the last time I went, I decided to fill my plate with bacon! It was glorious sitting there eating it, but I had gotten too much, so when my daughter, who had also gotten a blue plate, said she wanted more bacon, it was the perfect opportunity for me to share. In the end, we were both happy, and satisfied.
When we sit at the Lord’s table, we can eat all we want, and even go back for more; no blue plate needed. What he gives us can fill us to overflowing, if we allow it. He is the bread of life, and the living water; we will never thirst or go hungry. Feast on Jesus, and watch your life change; your outlook will be different, your desires will change, and things that once made you happy, will become trivial, and your love for worldly satisfaction will fade. Your plate will be so full, that you will want to share it! That is what I call living!
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15