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06/02/2022 03:00 - 07/02/2022 02:00

"I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh" - John 6:51 (NIV). 

Hunger is often associated with satisfying our natural cravings, but most particularly once we feel empty and have this longing to satisfy the desire. If you are hungry for food the body will scream for those nutrients it needs to drive it. If you deny your body the food it needs the end results may be catastrophic. Denied of food and water that gives it energy, the body may whither and ultimately lead to death as the organs shut down. Who is that person who can cause himself to be just hungry unless for a specific purpose!

Just as our bodies can get hungry for food and thirsty for water, so too, is our spirit man, can be hungry for desire to be filled with the things of God! Jesus said, 'Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good" (2 Peter 2:2-3). And once when confronted by Satan after a 40 day fast, he pushed him off with, "It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Mathew 4:4).

Once our bodies become hungry we become restless until we find something to eat! But just then, our spirit man can also become hungry, causing us to be spiritually restless, and we should not hesitate to feed the spirit in us of the things of the Lord. When a body is starved after it is fed with food there is a sweat sensation and calmness returns. Just as well, when we feed our empty spirit with God's word and praises, the Holy Spirit in us is pleased and there is a calmness that returns.

One thing with hunger it can't be forced on one. It is you who can only feel it deep inside you. The Apostle Paul tells us, "Do not quench the Spirit" (I Thessolonian 5:19), meaning once hungry for the Lord we should not hesitate to fill our spirit!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, where I am hungry for you may I be filled with your spirit to be energised in yoir service, this I pray in Jesus name!

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!