I tend to be pretty bad about waiting to eat until my stomache is growling. Not just little noises but it sounds like a lion. Not very cute to be honest.
When I get this way, I do not eat the right portions, instead, I devour anything I can because I want that simple satisfaction of being full. In the long run all I really have to show for it is still being hungry and a few extra pounds. However, if we eat right and exercise, we will be fit and feeling better than ever.
If I relate this to my christian walk, it makes perfect sense to me, I wait and wait until I NEED God. I don't worship him everyday; all day. When I feel the passion to know him more, I am really on fire for him and live my life full out to how he would have me but when that fades away, I go through the same "growling affect." All I have to show for that is a lost relationship and feeling emptier than I did before.
It is time that we live our life for God, every day. Of course we will slip up and make mistakes but, if we strive to reach that goal of a strong relationship, that is all God really wants from us. I am hungry to know his word. I am ready to "get in shape."
The appetite of the lazy craves and gets nothing, while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied.