Jesus to His disciples said, “I am the Bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believe in me will never be thirsty.”
Lately, Holy Spirit has been really dealing with me with my inconsistent and bare spiritual diet. Instead of spending quality time with God both morning and night (not saying in between is not good now), I have been skidding through our times together telling Him what’s on my mind and not stopping to listen what’s on His heart.
” I don’t have enough time in the morning.”
“I’m too tired at nights.”
“I have too much work to do.”
“I have to run here and there for this person.”
The list could go on and on I’m sure but you get the drift.
All my priorities have been taking preference to the true priority and as a result, I’ve found myself teetering on the edge or better yet, living off breadcrumbs.
Because I’m familiar with the Word and knowledgeable of God’s grace, friends, I’m sorry to say I have been skimping around and taking advantage of my Abba’s mercy. I’ve not been seeking Him the way I ought to. I’ve not been soaking into His presence the way I should.
Ugh! It seems that I know this lesson and have been taught this over and over but for the past few days, I feel Holy Spirit really pulling my collar – sending the smoke signals to get my attention. I’ve felt His prompt to focus on the One that’s important. I’m reminded of this phrase, “Not every good thing, is a God thing”.
We all know the importance of seeking God first thing, but it doesn’t end there.
It’s one thing to seek Him, but it’s quite another thing to get “soaked” in His presence. To be fully saturated. To show up at our Command’s post and receive the day’s orders.
David in Psalm 63 describes his seeking of God as being earnest which by definition means “serious in intention”. His beseeching of God was intentionally done. We can deduce he had a set meeting time with God daily and he kept it. I’m sure his life was busy – from tending sheep and dealing with not too pleasant siblings to being constantly on the run from different enemies, he had all excuses to be busy. Yet, he chose to be earnest in his devotion to his Shepherd and King.
Thankfully, I don’t have all that drama like David yet to be honest, I’m quick to come up with a plethora of excuses when it comes to devoting quality time with Abba. I’ve become comfortable living on the periphery of God’s love.
Our God is a God of plenty.
He is abounding in mercies and grace.
His wealth is inexhaustible.
His love is eternal and cannot be measured.
His wisdom, insurmountable.
His knowledge, vast and unconfined.
Our God has it all (and then some).
One scripture states,
“If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it (Psalm 50:12).
All that being said, I am using you all to hold me accountable 😉 and will be intentionally choosing to dine daily at His table in order to feast on the Loaf of life.
And when I’m done, I will keep sitting and have His dessert too. I’m also going to go another step – I’m going to sit and listen to His heart.
I need to practice the discipline of silence (and solitude) as I wait in His presence.
So my fellow friends, won’t you join me as we delve deeper into the deep mysteries of our Lord. As we partake of the bounties of His Word and drink deeply from His never ending well.
For those who are already doing the soaking, there’s always more soaking to be done (our God is limitless and we can never have enough of Him). For those who are teetering around with a big toe in, get some courage and put the entire foot in or be a daring one and jump all in, after all, serving God is not a half way thing. He wants it ALL.
Heard that, it’s ALL or NOTHING.
I love you, but even more importantly, God loves you richly and is longing for a more intimate experience with you.
Now let’s dig in.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.