How much protein does my body need?
We are continually alerted by the experts with information for what we need to live a healthy physical life. Yet, no matter how knowledgeable we are as human beings and how hard we try to take care of ourselves, there is a limit to the years we live in the flesh.
Jesus Christ, the giver of eternal life has much to say about how to live forever; but the majority of people don’t want to hear. We want to live here and now our own way ~ forget later. What will satisfy me now? We trust others like us to tell us.
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.”
If I have your attention, I want to share what I think Jesus meant when He quoted from Deuteronomy in Matthew 4:4.
After living in the desert forty days and forty nights without bread or water, He said to the devil who wanted Him to prove He was the Son of God by turning stones into bread ~
“Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
Man ~ God’s creation ~ was made with an inner, spiritual need for his Creator. He was made in the image of God, filled with His Spirit to become a living soul through His power. This power was passed down from Adam’s generation to his posterity. Men still breathe through this same Spirit from generation to generation. His Spirit within us needs be to be fed and given new life.
Souls are living in poverty and dying in despair for lack of knowledge and resources for true life.
Today, I am especially asking, “What are the ingredients of His Word.” What are we needing that is so detrimental to the human spirit and soul? What are the nutrients and power for all of life provided in His Word?
I share only a few in this post.
Jesus said to those who believed in Him,
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The world is destitute of “truth.” We have an abundance of truth in Jesus Christ. For centuries the gospel, the good news of Christ, has been broadcast to all nations. The knowledge of the truth was sent by God to His creation in His Son. His Spirit gives this truth to those who are awakened to their need (their soul’s hunger) drawing them to God’s Word. To those who come to Him accepting His Son as their Savior, their mediator, and giver of eternal life, He opens His storehouse and fountain of living water.
Nothing is held back from those who admit their need, submit themselves to His care, and commit their lives to Him. He supplies every need of those who come to Him through Christ and the power of His Spirit.
Truth being the main ingredient, from Christ who is the “truth,” we see our need for righteousness. In the sermon on the mount Jesus spoke of the need for what we eat, what we drink, and for clothing. He assured His disciples that our heavenly Father would provide these material things if we first desire and ask for the spiritual things.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.”
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.”
It is a renewed relationship between a Father and His children that satisfies and gratifies the soul, and provides for all our needs ~ physically and spiritually.
Truth reveals the need and supply of love. Where most people look for what they think is love, God, our Father, who is love, feeds us with His love through His Spirit and His Son. Through this knowledge, truth, and love we experience a fulness we have never known.
“Nothing can separate us from the love of God (our Father)
which is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord.“
In truth, righteousness, and love, a joy is given to prove our satisfaction of our Father’s righteousness, love and fulness.
“Strenthened with all might according to His glorious power
for all patience and long-suffering with JOY.”
In this relationship between our Father and His children, He establishes His peace within us. He continues to feed and fill us with Himself, transforming us by the renewing of our minds through His Word and Spirit. It is His fulness that conforms us to His image ~ and fulfills His purpose for our creation and redemption in Christ.
God’s Word reveals the storehouse of His provisions for us as His children, now and forever. We could also write about faith, obedience, hope, and many more.
We must take His Word in hand as His search engine, to find all He has prepared for those who come to Him.
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all,
how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
Dear Father in heaven, you have held nothing back from your children, promising to give us your kingdom. Thank you for revealing our needs and your provisions for this life and for the life to come. We praise you for your presence and power with us always, so we are never lacking anything we need. Keep us fruitful; able to share what we have with others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
“You are the strength of heart and my portion, forever.”
Suggested Reading: The Feast and First Things that Last Forever