Maybe Being Satisfied Isn't What's Best

When I fed them, they were satisfied;
    when they were satisfied, they became proud;
    then they forgot me.
            - Hosea 13:6

This week we've been looking at how, like Jacob and Esau (Gen 25), we can miss seeing our place in God's big story. They got caught up in sibling rivalry and family drama. Other times, it's simple distractions or busyness. Today's verse reminds us that sometimes getting what we want is a recipe for disaster by diminishing our reliance on God.

Israel often cycled through seasons of hardship, then calling out to God for help, then deliverance, then forgetting God, then back to a season of hardship - and on and on and on. Do you see this cycle in your own life (if so, at which point are you right now?)? What happens when you get what you pray for - does it diminish your desire to pray? How often, when things are going well, do you forget God? Talk with God about these things today, remembering that Jesus wants to be with you always - whether circumstances are good or bad!