Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of the Blessing…
Lord, I am hungry…
“The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:14–16, NLT)
I love homemade bread! My grandma Moses was queen of the homemade bread makers and she passed her giftedness to my mom. With both my grandma’s and my mom gone I’ll never have another slice of their bread however I’ve found a source of homemade bread that far surpasses theirs, his name is Jesus. Jesus taught the disciples (and us) to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” I wonder if they knew Jesus was talking about himself. He was you know, “Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35, NLT)
This morning thinking about what Jesus said in John 6:35 I find myself hungering and thirsting not for homemade bread and cold glass of milk but for Jesus. While Jesus is saying when we come to him we’ll never hungry again, yet I am hungry for Jesus. At first I was a little puzzled because Jesus says not we’ll never be hungry again yet I am still hungry, how am I to understand my present hunger? Suddenly the Holy Spirit reminded me of verse 5 of the Shepherds Psalm, “You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.” (Psalm 23:5, NLT)
A.W. Tozer in his book And He Dwelt Among Us writes it is the everlastingness of God we hunger for that homemade bread, a cold glass of milk and other worldly things are only temporary fixes. Until we take God up on his invitation to dine in His Heavenly Diner and “feast” of His menu our hungering and thirsting will always leave us wanting more and more.
Tomorrow in a special Saturday Glory Seed I’ll take you inside God’s Heavenly Diner.
Believe in presence of the GOD and in the strength of his GRACE!
GRACE and PEACE,
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