Hunger unto death!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!
Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.
Laying in bed, I was prompted to grab my phone and read Scripture on my Bible app. I went to Psalm 107 and it brought me up out of bed in tears – good tears.
If we have Jesus in our hearts, we are redeemed.
We need to speak out and tell others! What He has done for me, He will do for everyone.
I recently heard a story that won’t leave me. There was an old preacher who was steadfast as a rock. He was unmovable in his faith and love for the Lord. A younger man was talking to this preacher one day and asking how to get faith like his. This younger man looked upon the old preacher in awe and wonder and wanted what he had. The preacher looked at the younger man and suddenly grabbed him and pushed his head under water as they were sitting beside a stream. The old preacher held the young man’s head under water for a very long time until the bubbles were becoming sparse. And just at the last minute, the old preacher pulled the young man out of the water. The old preacher asked the young man what he thought about while he was under water. The young man said he could think of nothing more than his need for air. The old preacher looked the young man straight in the eyes and told him “when you think about your need for Jesus as you do your need for air, you’ll have unshakeable faith.”
I don’t know about you but I want that unshakeable faith. Faith that can move mountains and cast them into the sea. How do we get faith? The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). As we dig deeper into the Word, our faith grows.
Reading on in Psalm 107 (and I encourage all of you to open your Bibles right now and read this entire Psalm – try it and see if your faith doesn’t grow), we see that no matter the circumstances we create in our lives, God redeems us.
Some wandered in the wilderness, lost and homeless. Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died. “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress.
He is our Rescuer and our Redeemer – NO MATTER WHAT. Period.
He led them straight to safety, to a city where they could live. Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
He leads us to safety and provides us with great love and does wonderful things for us. Not just love and things but GREAT LOVE and WONDERFUL THINGS. This is so important to get in our hearts.
God is good. Good is who He is.
It’s not an attribute or a character trait. It is the very essence of who God is. He is GOOD. Is it a coincidence that God and Good are only one “O” apart? Probably not:)
Start looking for HIS GOOD today. I promise you that HIS GOOD is all around you if you will only start looking. We each make decisions that dictate how we live our lives. We choose to listen to the voices in the world. Doom, gloom, disaster, violence, failures, death, destruction, loss, fear.
OR we choose to listen to THE VOICE of GOD. Love, light, joy, peace, grace, mercy, long life, abundance, redemption, protection, wholeness, victory, freedom.
It’s a choice we make every minute of every day. We either train ourselves to take our thoughts captive and make them obedient to the Word of God (2 Corinthians 10:5) or we continue down the path that will lead only to destruction and sadness by letting our thoughts control us. Let me repeat this – IT IS A CHOICE.
You and I are in control of the life we live.
Today I choose to listen to THE VOICE of GOD. Tomorrow I’ll choose again to listen to THE VOICE of GOD. What will you choose? I pray you choose THE VOICE.
Let’s choose to feed the hunger that is deep within us for more and more Jesus. In the world, when we are hungry, we eat and get full. But in God’s world, when we are hungry, we eat and get even more hungry!!! Hallelujah! Do you see the beauty in His ways? We eat from the Word and we get hungry for even more. It fuels the fire to study and meditate upon the Word for a lifetime.
But we have to take that first step to start reading the Word to get the hunger going. We will not be hungry until we start eating. Only when we start eating do we get hungrier and hungrier for more and more.
The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you—eat this scroll! Then go and give its message to the people of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he fed me the scroll. “Fill your stomach with this,” he said. And when I ate it, it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
The LORD told Ezekiel to eat the Word. He told him to fill his stomach with it and to get it in his heart (see v. 10). Friends, this is exactly what we need to do to live a life of abundance and plenty in all areas.
Start eating the Word today.
Reading on in Psalm 107, we see the results of eating the Word:
- He removes the darkness (v. 14).
- He removes our chains (v. 14).
- He breaks down prison walls (v. 16).
- He speaks and brings healing by HIS WORD (v. 20).
- He brings stillness in the storms (v. 29).
- He gives great love (v. 31).
- He does wonderful things for us (v. 31).
- He turns deserts into pools of water (v. 35).
- He turns dry land into springs of water (v. 35).
- He feeds the hungry (v. 36).
- He builds cities (v. 36).
- He brings bumper crops (v. 37).
- He blesses us with large familes and increased livestock (v. 38).
- He scatters our enemies in the wasteland (v. 40).
- He rescues the poor and brings them increase (v. 41).
- He opens our eyes to see HIS GOOD (v. 42).
- He shows us His faithful love (v. 43).
Hunger until death!
Stay in the Light and Love always,