Do you have the passion to seek Jesus’ truths when it takes you out of your routine? Do you have the faith to trust Jesus for guidance when it will cost you? Do you believe Jesus’ faithfulness is enough to endure deprivation while seeking to hear and experience more of Him? Four thousand people put their schedules aside, suffered the deprivation of food, went inconveniently out of their way, and gave up three days of their time because they wanted what Jesus offered. Today’s Christians often pray on the run, hear the Word only by the recitation of another or by an audible device, and seek God strictly when their schedules will not be interrupted.
Jesus was no ordinary teacher. He spoke with authority, but with practicality. He commanded respect, but still had the compassion to care for the needs of the four thousand. He walked among a world of faithless
Your ability to trust God begins with your passion to know and experience Jesus. These 4,000 people gave up food, comfort, time, and their obligations to spend time with Jesus. Their hunger for God and His truth pushed them to the limit. Do not miss the miracles God has for you because what confronts you looks difficult. Miracles in your life will ultimately flow out of your relationship with God. If you want God’s miracles, seek Him as Jesus did in Mark 1:35: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.” (NIV) Or in Luke 6:12b: “Jesus prayed throughout the night.” Or in Luke 5:15-16 where Jesus sought God amidst exhaustion: “Yet the news about Him spread all the
Your hunger for Jesus will fuel your pursuit of Him. Jesus left you a perfect model for walking with God. Your life in Christ begins with your hunger to desire Him, the faith to pursue Him, and the love to follow Him at whatever the cost.
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (NIV)
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