Friday, February 10, 2012

Hungering for More about Jesus

What the first thing you do after you finish with your workout? Probably grab a bottle of water and guzzle it down. You're panting and longing for a drink to satisfy your thirst.

Jesus said, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." Matthew 5:6.

Too often we rush through Bible reading. There are other things to be done - kids off to school or activities, dinner to be made, bills to be paid. Daily Bible reading slides to the bottom of the list. It gets forgotten in the hustle and bustle of our busy modern world.

We don't function well if we go an entire day without food or water. By the end, we're weak, exhausted, and in need of sustenance. And we fill that need by going to the refrigerator or the pantry.

If we don't spend time each day in God's word, meditating about what he says to us and reveals to us in the Bible, we grow weak and exhausted. Plodding along in our Christian life is difficult. We fall further and further behind in our race to the end.

We need sustenance.

The only place to get it? In God's word. May this be our prayer:

More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love Who died for me.


More, more about Jesus,
More, more about Jesus;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love Who died for me.

More about Jesus; in His Word,
Holding communion with my Lord;
Hearing His voice in every line,
Making each faithful saying mine.

This week, challenge yourself to spend more time in God's Word. Take the time to meditate on the wonderful and glorious things he has done for us. Like we savor fine food, let us savor the words of our Lord.

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