There is an emptiness in your people. An emptiness that we try to fill with Facebook games, T.V., other forms of social media, and the latest thrills. If we, your people took our idle time & instead of wasting it on these activitiesand spent the time on our faces before you, Lord, what would our lives look like? What would the world look like? Lord there is an urgency in my spirit!
Bring this urgency to ALL Your people! Cause us to fill our empty hours with YOU!
God’s Word - Matt. 4:4 “… People do not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Deut. 8:3 Children of Israel went hungry to test their character then fed manna to teach them that “people do not live by bread alone…” (see Matt. 4:4)
Reflect - Both the children of Israel & jesus suffered hunger. 40 days of fasting, Jesus must have been falling down with hunger. I picture the cartoons when the vision of the animal friend next to them turns into a roast chicken in their vision… Jesus must have been able to picture the bread he could make out of those stones, but he was more concerned with his spiritual life. I - We - need to nourish ourselves with God’s words. They are what brings life! How many of us are spiritual anorexics, starving ourselves daily - binging on Sundays & then, at best, nibbling on crumbs of the Word the rest of the week. When will I, we, recognize that Life is in the Word!?
Offer it up - Father, bring your life! Let us recognize that our hunger is starvation from Your Word and your presence. Cause us to see our need and fill our own hunger with you & not the empty calories of idle busyness. Let us come to a place that we recognize our need - that we seek out your presence! That we live with a single focus - You, Your Word, Your Presence, Your Will. Thank you Daddy, In Jesus’ name AMEN!
Walk it out - Take time daily on my face before God! Turn off T.V. & Social media untile i have filled myself with You.
Think about it - Do I really need Social media or T.V.?
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