In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Feeding on His Faithfulness

Do you ever feel like your heart is hungry?

Sometimes I do. Especially if things are tough, and I fail to do anything to set my mind upon the greater truth than what my eyes see in front of me. I'll start to feel depleted, and my hungry heart will begin to try to find ways to feed itself.

Lately I've had some challenging situations, so I decided that I need to spend time in the Bible, looking at and thinking about God's trustworthiness. I need to renew my mind to the truth that I do not need to worry or stress about things, because I can trust in God.

In Exodus 34:1-12 I read the account of when Moses had chiseled the tablets for the commandments and then God came down and declared His identity to Moses. What He said was recorded in verses 6-7:

"The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."

As I look at this description that God gave of Himself, I'm struck by the emphasis on His faithfulness, that I can count on Him.

In John 1:14-18 I read about Jesus coming to this earth. Then in the 17th verse I read again about God's faithfulness:

For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.

I'm grateful that even when difficult situations come my way, God is faithful and I can trust Him that He will work in my life as I am obedient to Him.

What do you do when your heart is hungry?


Andrea said...

Pray...pray..pray some more! Soak in HIS word...and try to listen with eager expectation.

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Usually I don't realize my heart is hungry, until it's absolutely starving, and I have no idea what to pray!

Denise said...

When my heart is hungry, I feed on the living Word, the bread of my life.

photogr said...

For my stomach I always eat more food and apply that principle to my heart too.

I digest more of the bible and seek His love. Then I am well fed both ways.

RCUBEs said...

The best moment to be fed are when our hearts are hungry and feeling void... So we can be filled by His Word.

I'm so glad that His love is faithful and that it endures. Blessings.

JD Curtis said...

What youre doing is great. God does speak to us through His word. That I might read Sripture more is a desire of mine.

Being Me said...

think mostly and yearn for warmth..

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Michelle said...

Feed on His Word...or so I should. Sometimes I'm like the stubborn child that refuses to eat although effort to gain my own control.

Anonymous said...

I love singing, so I'll get a few of my friends together, and we'll pull out the songbooks and sing 4 part harmony. It always makes me feel better, and the songs are so special.

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