Know, with complete confidence, that God is able. He has overwhelmed us with grace, supplied all of our needs, and has equipped us to do good works. Can God? Yes, He can.
Where are we focused? The Psalmist wisely declares that he will set nothing wicked before his eyes (101:3). When our gaze is locked onto our God Who does not fail, we can exercise our faith even further to believe that every letter and every line of His Word was written for us.
Staying in close relationship with Jesus diminishes the possibility that we will be deceived by our own cravings. The more we know of Him, the more that we hunger for His presence. His priorities become our own. Our desire is in Him and our desire is Him.
Today's Scripture | Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. A great conflict exists in each one of us when our cravings run up against...
Drink from His living water to never thirst again. He pours out fresh oil and new wine. He rains down manna from heaven in the desert of our days. He satisfies our souls with good things until our hearts overflow.
One of the first questions a doctor asks a new mother is: “How is the baby eating?” She wants to know if the child has cravings. A lack of craving indicates a serious issue, and she will quickly attempt to fix what is broken.
Where are our eyes focused? Are we looking at the distractions of this world or the Gospel truth? Are we listening to the opinions of imperfect others, or are we tuned in to the revelations of God? Are we experiencing the pressure of unrealistic expectations or the peace of His Spirit?
When we pursue Him with passionate zeal, the presence of God empowers us to walk in a manner that is pleasing to Him. Our minds are conformed to His truth, and we are transformed to act more and more like Jesus. This is the craving that cures!
When was the last time that the Church craved Christ like this? When was the last time that we were so hungry for the move of God in our midst that we did not care what the onlookers thought? When was the last time that we so urgently wanted the lost to come to Jesus that we boldly declared the Gospel with no thought for what others might think?