Lust after God. Proverbs of Solomon 27:7 “A well-fed soul tramples on a honeycomb, but to a hungry soul everything bitter is sweet.”
Many of us are so full of earthly goods that we refuse the honeycombs of the Lord. We don’t want God.
In Revelation 3:14-16 the Lord spoke to the “Angel of the Laodicean church” and said that they were neither cold nor hot. Instead, they are warm. The Lord explains to them that although they think they are rich and in need of nothing, in reality they are miserable, worthless, poor, blind and naked.
We know that King David was rich; he left to his son Solomon all the materials for the construction of the temple, including all the gold that was required for this. Yet he says in Psalm 86:1 that he is poor and needy; that he needs God.
In Revelation 3:20 we read that Jesus Christ is knocking at our door. How will we answer His knock? Will we finish our business first and then open the door? Do we need to clean our house first before opening the door to the Lord? Or do we immediately rush to open the door because we really want to see our God?
Have you ever yearned to eat pizza with your favorite topping, or come to your parents’ house and find your favorite dish that your mother has cooked especially for you? Hunger is a key element that determines whether we live in close connection with the Lord. You may need to fast to feel that connection again.
The last time I fasted, it felt like I was immersed in a different environment. I was still experiencing earthly life, but on a different level. I didn’t really want to stop fasting, but when I started eating again, I enjoyed the food. I would like to experience hunger for the Lord, akin to how the earth in the desert cracks, hoping to get enough of raindrops. When I started eating again, everything seemed to be different. The flow of food became a feast for my senses.
We usually find it easier to enjoy a new movie, a weekend in an exotic location, or a night out at a club with friends. But I would just as much like to enjoy spending time with the Lord. I want to be fed by Him and with Him.
Let’s look at the example of Israel:
“And the Lord said to Moses: Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you, and let the people go out and gather daily, as much as is necessary for the day, that I may test them, whether they will do according to My law or not.”
God said He would rain bread from heaven. However, the children of Israel had to work every day to get their daily bread. The Bible says that in this way God was testing the Israelites, whether they will make daily efforts to collect blessed bread? He is testing them to see if they are in agreement with Him or not. What effort will you put in? Is it a daily effort?
“Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life; He who comes to Me will never hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.”
If you want to have life, real life, you have to choose life:
“Today I call heaven and earth as witnesses before you: I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life, so that you and your offspring may live, love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and cleave to Him; for in this is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell on the land which the Lord promised with an oath to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give them.”
Gospel of John 14:6
“Jesus said to him: I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Do you pay more attention to earthly goods than to your Lord? I suggest that you immediately end this fast and start eating little by little the sacred bread – Jesus Christ. Rejoice in being fed by Him and with Him. Decide today to make an effort each day to collect your daily bread. I pray that you will be determined and overcome whatever you need to overcome in order to spend time with the Lord. Let Him appear to you in person in a new form and feed you like never before, so that you can draw close to Him, love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Amen.
“…and he rewards those who seek him.”
Source: Желание к Богу (bibletruths.ru)