Are You hungry? What are You Looking for?

Knives and ForksMy stomach growled as if I hadn’t eaten in a week. Where was this coming from? I just ate breakfast.

Sometimes God moves through our emotional or physical senses to show us what He is feeling for someone or some situation that day. We feel what He is feeling. Has that ever happened to you? It usually happens through my emotions. Sometimes I look at someone who I’m praying over and I feel intense joy. I don’t know the person but just feel such joy and peace for them. I can’t explain it other than its God’s joy over His child. Praying over the person in this revelation releases joy into their life.

This time it was pure hunger pains. I received them and asked Him what He wanted to show me.

“Deep hunger is growing in many.”

Let me say something here okay? If your Christianity is not filled with supernatural signs from the Lord, then ask Him to sync your life with heaven in Holy Spirit. You are already seated in heavenly places. Every spiritual blessing is yours in Christ. And, you are eternal beings in Christ. So shouldn’t our lives be in sync with eternity?

God is on an adventure and He calls us to walk with Him in the midst of journey. I never accepted my Christianity as just being a ‘go to church sit in a pew listen to a sermon and then carry on with the rest of my life” sort of thing. Jesus is my life so He lives His life through me and He never disappoints.

Fork and Knife on Napkin

Back to the hunger pains okay?

God speaks. I listen.

“There is an intense hunger growing in people, a hunger so strong it can’t be denied. Nothing but Jesus Christ can satisfy a hunger so deep.”

God creates the hunger and then gives divine satisfaction in the person of Jesus Christ.

Why the hunger?

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!’ Psalm 34:8

He speaks it loud and clear.

“Partake of life in my son, Jesus Christ. Taste and see that He is good.”

God stirs hunger and then brings divine satisfaction. Why? He seeks you with His heart of love. He calms the storms with eternal reality, the real stuff in Christ.

People are hungry so they search all over for things that satisfy. This runs the gamut from drugs, alcohol, sex, reputation, success, materialism, food…and on and on and on. Fear drives people to feel safe so they seek out anything to get their mind and their life off of the worry, chaos and anxiety in the earth today. Fear is on the loose magnified to the highest degree.

Fear of loss.
Fear of failure.
Fear of death.
Fear of lack.
Fear of sickness.
Fear, fear and more fear.
The list is endless.

God speaks clearly. “Are you hungry? Come to Me! Nothing else will satisfy. Nothing.”

Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last……I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don’t really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go. ” John 6:27, 35-37

Is this truth too hard to swallow? Pardon the pun.

It’s true. All He says is truth. And in this truth there is light and life to change your life so that you find peace, hope, mercy, and love…..so much love in Christ that you will wonder why you ever tried to find something else to satisfy this intense hunger in you.

Are you hungry? Taste and see that He is good. Nothing else will satisfy.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra

Excellence

Excellent – exceptional, marvelous, outstanding, wonderful

Excellence is not what I do or achieve in life. Excellence is my life, hidden in Christ. The outworking of His life through me in the power of Holy Spirit is an excellent life. Nothing less than Him.

I am to BE excellent in a world that is easily satisfied with the common, in addition to the perverse and the shallow. As Christians, are we to be satisfied with the common good as our standard when an excellent Christ lives in and through us? I am raising the bar in my life, not to perform, but to BE in Christ wherever I am and in whatever I am doing. Excellence in Christ in me changes the atmosphere wherever I go.

Soaring Eagle

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Excellence is not rooted in elitism, or thinking that you are better than, richer than, smarter than, thinner than (fill in the blank). To be excellent is to be the best you – not linked to performance, appearance, or even intelligence. Excellence is rooted in being the authentic YOU in Christ, who you are created to be.

The previous blog, A Discriminating Palette, shared my heart about restricting my diet from junk food, both spiritually and naturally. I can’t waste away taking in massive amounts of information or looking at endless images on social media that do little to build me up or enrich my life. My hunger and thirst shall be satisfied in Christ.

And Jesus said to them, “ I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. (John 6:35 NKJVS)

In Christ, I partake of His excellent divine nature, which sets me apart from that which is common and ordinary.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:2-4 NKJVS)

The excellence of His power is hidden in lives that appear to be ordinary. Remember, excellence is not determined by outward appearances but by inwardly conforming to the life of Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us (2 Corinthians 4:7 NKJVS)

In Christ, I am seated in heavenly places, giving me access to eternal revelation, plans, purposes, thoughts, ideas, creativity, innovation and move.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-7 NKJVS)

Living an excellent life in Christ seats us in heavenly places, above the deteriorating conditions that surround us each day, hoping to uproot our source of peace. The destruction that we see in the earth today opens our eyes to see that we are in the world but not of the world and thereby can influence and change the world in the reality of Christ in us, the hope of glory.

Living an excellent life, we are able to be the beautiful expression of Christ no matter what our physical conditions. What emanates from us is a language of excellence and glory that transforms and changes lives around us. Be excellent in wisdom and in grace – pursue that which builds up, edifies, challenges, confronts, glorifies Christ, flows in love and mercy, takes a stand, and moves against the grain of shallow cultural thought which trends to the masses each and every day. Be excellent.

DebraIn Christ,
Debra

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