Many times over my years in ministry I have said or heard others speak these words. “I am not being fed here.” I know when I spoke those very words I had the feeling that I was not getting out of church what I should have been. I was walking away after services with more criticism in my head and heart. All kinds of things that had bugged me that day the worship just didn’t do anything for me, or did the pastor really wear that! How come that person got to be prayed for and not me. (I didn’t ask, they should just know I need pray, Right!)
The question I have to ask myself and you should check in yourself. Are you going to Church or to Gods word hungry? Is your need to hear what God would say to you like the hunger pains from not eating, the empty pit will growl to get your attention. Your empty heart will be filled with criticism of those around you if you are not hungry for God’s voice.
What does it look like to be hungry for God?
I think it is expecting to see God in everything that we do, not looking to the people around us to provide the food. God has placed the food in front of you and I we need to come to the table hungry for what He has prepared for us. If we are hungry when we come to Him we will eat of the good things He has for us.
Yesterday I was having one of those mornings were you are running all around to get ready for the day, and I was out of sorts not feeling peace at all in live. I am shotgun shooting out prays but not taking the time to stop and pray. When I got in the car the radio was playing a song that I have heard many times before. Today it hit my heart like the hand of God was holding me in his arms. I cried most of the way to work.
God knows when we are to full to hear what He would speak to your heart. We allow so many things to take His place as first. I am not saying that you have to spend hours in His word each day to be hungry. I can’t even meet that standard. If I am looking to See God I will find Him in everything around me.
Prayer: God give me a heart that is hungry for you, help me to see You in all things. Wipe away the things that are distracting me from seeing You at work in my life Lord. All God’s people say AMEN!
Have a great day, see ya
I know many things in life,
I know that I am loved by God,
I know that I am His daughter,
I know He has set the plans for me,
I know that I have not used my gifts for His glory,
I know He is pulling on my heart to be real, not only with myself but with you.
Yesterday I was blessed by getting the chance to be at the 110th anniversary of the Azusa street revival held at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The event was called AzusaNow. If you want to be blessed beyond belief, look it up on God TV or YouTube. This is a picture of a group of people around a man down on on field after been healed. He was in a wheelchair. We watched as the small group prayed for this man, he stood up but did not walk. They continued to pray and he stood again and took a step or two and was back down. This went on for more than an hour and a half, the whole time the small group was not giving up on him and he is not giving in to doubt. Mind you, we are all worshiping and praying with that small group as the program goes on around them. Then the crowd breaks out in a roar as the man is up and walking without help!!!!! Not just one or two steps but walking across the field, really moving by his own two feet.
Now I know some will not believe that this can be real and say that it is not so. That is okay. I know in my heart that my Heavenly Father can heal….
One of the most important questions is, ‘Do we want to be healed?’ Some are where they are for a reason and a season. Then you have some that are afraid to surrender, or admit they even have a need of healing. Even with all that I witnessed yesterday and all that I know to be true of my Father in heaven, I did not ask, I did not surrender to the call for prayer. Why? That is for a different day. But for today, know that I walked out of that coliseum like someone leaving Survivor with a idle in their pocket!
No matter what the world thinks of you, ask for prayer, seek Gods face.
I was reading this morning is Joshua about the story of Rahab and how she help save the Israelite’s all because she and the people of Jericho had heard of the great power that God had shown in parting the Red sea and taking care of His people.
Jericho had heard of the power of God and had fear of Him, that then gave the Israelite’s the power to defeat Jericho. No this is a good account of when you what to believe in the bark is bigger then the bite. Because with God both are big and both will protect you if that is the need (like Rahab’s family as Jericho was defeated) it can also take you out at the knees of you stand against Him.
Do you have people in you life that are like barking dogs? They have a lot to say in a loud way but in the end just what to be heard and seen.
I have two wonderful fur babies that will bark at you if you come to my home, first because that is there job. For the most part it is their way of saying hey come play with us. But this what they do most of the time.
This picture was taken at our old house up at the lake now the kids have taken to sleeping on bed most of the day. When they are not outside barking and saying Hi to people that walk by.
Most of the time this was we encounter in life is someone yelling at us or barking to be heard. I most cases it is because
they do not feel like you are listen to them and taken to heart what is being said. This happen a lot in relationship. So I know this may come off as random but maybe someone out there just needs to hear that the the dog bark and everything will be okay in the end, because his tail is waging too. God loves you. Have a great day, drop me a line if you would like. I know I may ramble on but God has a plan for each one of us. Do you know your plan?