“Are you hungry?”

“Are you hungry?”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

When people first get saved, they are hungry for Jesus. But, as people mature, they lose that. We forget about the cross. We have to remember it’s all about Jesus! We have to let the word marinate in our spirits- and we’re not only talking about scripture, but also Jesus himself. Jesus is the Word. We see it all throughout the Bible:

John 1:1, 14 (NIV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 15:7 (NIV)
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

Jesus didn’t just come in the New Testament. He’s been around since the beginning!

Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
Then God said, “Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Sometimes we get so familiar with church, that we forget Jesus. We get caught up in tradition and that becomes more important than developing an intimate relationship with the Lord.  And, the Bible urges us not to do this:

Colossians 2:8 (NIV)
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself to me.

Something to think about: We must become intimate with the word- don’t just read the Bible like a typical book. Meditate on it, become familiar with it, spend time with it. And, we can’t let church be a substitute for our daily time with Jesus. If you only pick up the Bible at church, you’re only getting a sample of Jesus. But, the Lord wants to be your full-course meal. He’s just waiting for you to come to the table with an appetite!

2 Comments

  1. This message is so true. Its amazing how on fire for Christ we really are when we first get saved, then we get set in our ways and tend to fall into a tradition of our walk with God. I for one am certainly guilty of this. I often find myself drawn to people who have recently gotten saved because of how hungry they are for the Lord. It motivates you to reevaluate and improve your walk. I struggle with falling into a cycle of effortless traditions without even realizing it, instead of developing an intimate relationship with the Lord, as previously mentioned. “Something to think about” really convicted and challenged me to be hungry in my walk with the Lord, not every blue moon but everyday of my life. Thank you for sharing Amie & God Bless!!!

  2. Yes, I’m hungry and thirsty after righteous. For the Bible says Blessed are those who hungry and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.Matt 5:6
    I too am guilty of being to laid back in my Christian walk and not studying my word as I did from the beginning.
    I was so hungry for the word at one time I could Eat the whole Bible, I was a bubble of joy for the Lord strong in my Faith,in my Walk and my Bible Studies and I now realizes how important it is to stay in the Word.
    I’m head strong in it now I been a Christian since 1980 but had to step back and really look at my life and nail things down a little bit.
    I was faced with a situation that only God and I could handle and through prayer and Faith and Bible Study God help me to renew my myself.
    So yes! God Bless You Amie

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