God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 NKJV
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God. It is something that must be developed, tended to and protected. Your hunger will determine your passion for the things of God.
God has created man with a God-shaped vacuum that can only be filled with Himself. Many seek to fill that void with things of the world, with false religions and cults. It’s only when we’re acquainted with God through His Son Jesus Christ that that void is filled.
The Bible says “Ye must be born again.” When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, He makes us new. The Bible refers to us as “born again” and “new creatures in Christ.” That simply means that the spirit man who is the real man is new. Man is more than a body. We are a spirit, we have a soul and we live in a body. However, being born again is only the beginning. God desires that we grow up. Physically as we feed our bodies, along with exercise, we begin to grow and develop. But it’s entirely possible to be a Christian and still remain a babe. Spiritually, we don’t grow with the passage of time, like we do physically. We need, however, the right diet, which is the Word of God. We must begin to read the Bible and put it into practice in order to grow.
Unfortunately people want just enough to keep just enough of God in their lives to get by. Like the old commercial for Brill Cream, “A little dab will do you.” Many people settle for a little dab when God has provided everything for us in His Word that we’ll ever need to be successful in this life.
To make it in life, you can’t just have a “little dab”. You must stir yourself up and get hungry for God and the things of God. Once you taste the good Word of God and let the presence of God do a work in your life, then you’ll begin to develop and grow in your relationship with Him.
What happens is that people want in an hour session of counseling what they should have been receiving all along through their walk with the Lord. We can’t wait until there is a catastrophe to run to God. There needs to be a daily hunger for Him…daily reading, daily prayer and planting yourself in a local church body, where you can grow and serve.
If you want to be a success, you must give spiritual things a priority. Many give God one hour a week, but still want God to give them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He is merciful but how much better it would be if we gave Him our all? If you mean business with God, He’ll mean business with you.
The storms of life will come to us all. The difference is, are you ready for them? DO you have the right foundation? The winds of adversity will blow, the rain of life will pour, but the one founded upon the rock, the one who practices the Word of God will stand.
So don’t let your motto be “A little dab will do.” Step over into the fullness of what God has for you. Your life will truly never be the same.
There are many things that will endeavor to steal from our lives and try to hinder our faith walk. One, in particular, is very destructive.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.
This is a question many have asked. We see the day of Atonement occur, once a year, when the High Priest would offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, as well as himself.
In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God.
The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are you ready? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly.
This is a debate that has gone on for centuries in the church. What is the answer? What does the Bible say concerning this?
One of the greatest things about the Lord is His compassion. He’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered.
We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday and tomorrow will be a result of the words that we speak today.
The Gospel accounts are proof and evidence of what Jesus began to do and to teach. (Acts 1:2) The same miracles we see in the book of Acts should occur today. The Book of Acts is actually the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Church.
We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in...
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. "You have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation.
Whenever we hear the good news of Jesus Christ, we have an option. To embrace it or reject it. If we accept it, repent and receive Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, then we are saved.
In our lives, we have to make the decision to believe God’s Word – above everything else. If He said we’re blessed and not cursed then we should agree with Him.
Things in life will come to steal our joy and cause us to be offended. But it’s entirely our choice whether we take the offense.
Ps. 92:10 says, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The Anointing is the Presence of God. It’s one of the most important things in our lives.
Many times it’s easier to accept everything in life as the will of God than to take responsibility to find the will of God. God doesn’t send sickness to people to teach them something.