Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 120

You know that thing you are shaking your head at? You know when you feel like it's impossible? That there is just no way? Two words can change that...BUT GOD! "It's impossible" - But God! "I can't do it" - BUT GOD! "You've got the wrong person" - BUT GOD! He takes our impossible and makes it possible. The Great "I AM" says "Im POSSIBLE" Be encouraged friends - It is possible with God.

Day 119

God wants our hearts to burn for Him. This fire is kindled by reading His Word. Open it up today and let the spark happen.
~They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:32)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Soul-Starving




“I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”  ~John 6:35




The hunger pangs – we’ve all experienced it to some degree.  The feeling of discomfort when your stomach muscles contract letting you know that it’s been awhile since you’ve had food or water. If you ignore it for too long you can get a headache, decreased energy causing you to be weak, sugar levels can drop making you feel worse, you can become grouchy and confusion can set in.  The body has to work really hard to protect its vital organs when all this happens.  How much better we can feel just after taking a sip of water and eating some food.
 


I see a lot of these symptoms in me when my soul is starving. (especially the grouchy, confused and weak symptoms)


We are told to pray for our “daily bread” – both physical and spiritual.


There are people all around us starving…starving for God. I was one of those people.  I still hunger for Him and His Word but I fill myself up with Him daily so that I can pour out on my people and those around me.  It’s not all sunshine and flowers – that’s not me – but I work hard on my flesh and my heart to come along side of His.


“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” ~Psalm 73:26
  


Throughout the Bible we see God use food to get the attention of His people.  


When we spend time in His word and with Him – our souls become full and we’re able to move easier in our day.  If difficulties arise – which they will – we’re able to deal with it better.  We can pull from our “fuel supply” and lean into Him.  



Our souls were designed to crave Him.


This world is dark and full of people starving for God.  Let us be the light in this dark soul-starved world.  I like to think of the lightning bugs in the summer…how at night they light up the backyard.  I think of how we can light up other people with His promises.  


May we always fill ourselves up with His love and promises and be brave to move forward with Him.  May we crave this daily appetite for Jesus and let us not worry or fret or run away but instead let us ask, seek and knock on Heaven’s door and depend on Him live never before. 



Faith is coming to Jesus and drinking the water and eating the food so that we find our hearts satisfied in Him.
~John Piper



 

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