Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! I don't know about the rest of you but I think I ate too much! ha I got FULL and I got FILLED with the Thanksgiving Dinner that my daughter and I cooked for our family. (Normally DIL would have helped cook too but we let her rest since it was her birthday AND since she is due to deliver our grandson at any minute now!)It was a great time of eating and visiting with the kids. Our oldest son asked before dinner if I had assigned seats at the table yet and I told him that I hadn't. So he suggested for this one to sit here and that one to sit there until he had named everyone at the table. There were 9 of us. I immediately recognized that he had put himself and his brother and sister at approximately the same place that they used to always sit when they were young and living at home. That was very nostalgic to me. It brought back many good memories. Sprinkled in between our three kids were a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, a girlfriend, and a grandbaby! We all ate until we were absolutely FULL...and FILLED!
In case you are wondering what was on our plates, here is what our menu consisted of:
Chicken & cornbread dressing
Whole kernel corn
Candied potato pumpkin
Sweet potato casserole (daughter made this yummy dish)
Deviled Eggs (daughter made these too)
Home-made whole wheat rolls
4-Layer Strawberry Cake
Ummmmmmmm! Makes my mouth water just looking at the picture and thinking about it! I usually only make dressing at Thanksgiving and at Christmas so I make a huge pan. Then after we eat all we can hold at dinner, I get out the empty Cool Whip bowls that I have saved and fill them up with dressing for the kids to take home with them. Our daughter laughingly reminded us of the time when she was attending college about 12 hours from home and wanted to take some dressing back with her. We froze a plastic container full of the dressing and then when it was time for her to leave we wrapped it really well and she put it in the middle of her clothes in her suitcase. Since she flew back to school it didn't have time to defrost and she was able to heat and eat it and share with her roommate who had never tasted southern cornbread dressing before!
Seems like I always want to be eating something! I am almost always hungry! But that's my physical body. On the other hand I sometimes have to force feed myself the spiritual food that I need! Such a pity that I don't hunger after the Word of God as much as I do food. It's even more important! Jesus said, "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." John 6: 51 (KJV )
My goal is to be more hungry for the Living Bread than for a piece of cake! I like to be "full and filled" with food but I'd rather be "fulfilled" with the Spirit of God. How about you? What do you hunger for?