The Evangelism Group

Equipping The Future

The Bread of Life

Have you ever been hungry but didn’t really know what you wanted to eat? A gnawing in your stomach told you it was time for something to happen but you just couldn’t put your finger on what exactly you wanted to indulge in at the moment. I recently had a friend from high school (yes, that was a LONG time ago) give me a call to visit about spiritual matters. In the flow of the conversation he shared how something was missing he just couldn’t put his finger on it. That “it” was the need for a divine encounter with Jesus Christ.

Just like we get hungry and have to find nourishment to sustain our physical bodies, there is also a spiritual side to life. Every single one of  us has a special place reserved for God alone, which means that he alone can fill that void. After all, he made us after his likeness the Scriptures tell us. The great French mathematician, philosopher, and physicist Blaise Pascal argued that humans have an internal emptiness they try to fill with all kinds of things and relationships, but the only One who can truly fill that emptiness is God.

The great thing about being God’s creation lies in the fact that our creator cares about us: our struggles, our failures, and even our successes. As a matter of fact, God loved us so much that he allowed He son, Jesus Christ, to pay a debt for all the wrongs that have ever been done and all the wrongs that can ever be done in the future. Jesus shares with us in John 6:35, “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.'” That’s pretty encouraging to know that when we come to Jesus Christ, our spiritual hunger and thirst will be satisfied.

When we’re physically hungry we automatically know that we need to eat by the physical signs we feel. Sadly, we often don’t realize the spiritual dearth we’re in until things get really out of hand. Today, why don’t you take a moment to ask God how healthy your spiritual life is. If you don’t really have a relationship with God, it’s not too late and it’s not too hard. All you have to do is ask God’s son, Jesus Christ, to come into your life, forgive you of those things that have not been pleasing to the Lord, and to take leadership and lordship of your life. It’s just that simple. And if you really mean it, then you can say just like the apostle Paul did in 2 Corinthians 5:17,  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” So let’s eat!

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March 7, 2010 - Posted by | Devotions

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