Friday, 7 September 2018
A pastor said, “When you begin to develop a hunger for the deeper things of God, He will fill you.”
The Bible tells us that a Gentile centurion in Caesarea (Cornelius) fasted, prayed and gave generously to the poor. He and his household devoutly feared and served God. As Cornelius was fasting and praying one day, an angel appeared to him with a message… The angel instructed him to send for Peter. Peter, who was fasting at the time as well, saw a vision from God in which many foods that were unlawful for Jews to eat were presented to him. He was still puzzled by the vision when Cornelius’ messengers arrived. Going with them to Cornelius’ house, and hearing of the hunger in his heart, Peter understood that the vision meant that the gospel was NOT to be withheld from the Gentiles. Thanks be to God!
As Peter shared the gospel with Cornelius’ household, the Holy Spirit fell and baptized them all, and later they were baptized in water. (Acts 10)
Dear Father God,
Indeed, we shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from Your mouth. Jesus is the Bread of Life. Hallelujah!
The Bible tells us that Jesus went through cities where He could do no miracles because there was no hunger. And in the book of Revelation chapter 3, Jesus said, “So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I AM ABOUT TO SPIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH.” (verse 16)
The Pharisees couldn’t move past their own traditions to recognize that the Bread of Life stood before them. They were satisfied with their own religion and did not hunger.
Father, I am not satisfied. I am hungry for more. I know You have so much more to feed us. Stir up a hunger in us Lord! We are Your Church, Your Body, Your Bride, Your Children. We are Yours! Amen!
Jesus, we hunger and thirst for You, Lord; As we remember Your sacrifice; We see the wounds from Your hands and pierced side; Extravagant love! Oh how great the price! Now our lives are Yours.
Exalted Son of glory; Humbly came down; Wounded for the broken; Bore the sinner’s crown; Through the willing death You died; You became our Bread of Life;
The priceless Blood of Jesus; This gracious cup; A life spring overflowing; Poured out for us; He has conquered every sin; For the ones who trust in Him;
The cup we drink, the bread we eat; Reminds us You are all we need; And makes us long for Your Wedding Feast…
Lam Yee Ling