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The McDonald's God?

I went through the McDonald's drive-thru the other day and ordered exactly what I wanted:  double cheeseburger (no onions, no mustard), large fries, and large sweet tea.   I left satisfied, filled up and ready to go in less than 10 minutes!  The funny thing is, that within a few hours I was hungry and thirsty again!

There is a story in the Gospel of John that tells about a woman that met Jesus at a well. Jesus told her that He could give her water from an eternal spring from which she would be satisfied eternally.  Later that day the disciples came to Jesus and asked if He wanted something to eat.  Jesus replied "I have meat to eat that you do not know about and that meat is to do the will of the Father."  Jesus also said, "they that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled."

Many people have been introduced to a "McDonald's God."  This way of thinking about God is that He is there when you need Him, but He'd better make it fast, I've got a life to live. The rest of the time God is relegated to the back of the bus or when He can fit into our schedule.  When, actually, the Bible says that we are to live our lives with Him as the central focus of our life.  Acts 17:28 says, "In Him we live, and move, and have our being."

If you will make Jesus the center of your life, you wouldn't have to keep running through the drive-thru picking up a little snack. You would live your life doing the will of God, filled with rivers of living water!  It's in this place that there is true peace, true nourishment, true power and true fulfillment!

Glad Tidings Church

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