John 6:35New Living Translation (NLT)
35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
All of us have felt the pangs of hunger. When we have gone too long between meals you find yourself willing to eat anything to fill that emptiness. You additionally will make poor choices because you care less about the quality and more about the quanity.
Bread has no nutritional value sitting on the shelf. It will only be able to relieve your hunger if it is ingested. Its not going to jump off the shelf and jump down your throat; you have to get up, pick it up, open it, look at it, put it in your mouth, chew and swallow.
So it is with the Bread of Life ( your Bible)
On your nightstand, you bible has no value. You have to pick it up, open it, read it, study it, so that it can get inside you- sustain you through life
There is a reason nutritionist tell you to eat every 2-3 hours so that your body doesn’t get hungry.
So it is with the Bread of Life you need eat it constantly; daily.
Often we get our buffet fill on Sunday mornings and are starving by Tuesday. We are completely empty of the word.
If you only ate 1 big meal a week (Sunday service) how would your body feel. Could you live a viable life?Of course not!So it is with the bread of life. 1x a week just isn’t enough.
I love the comment by one of our CROSSTraining classmembers. She said
“You have to eat to live’
yes you do
Naturally and Spiritually
Are you spiritually starving?
Are you just picking at your food instead of sitting down to a full plate
Are you feeling up on junk food
Are you putting harmful things in your body ( mind)
Are you feeling week
Then you need to pick up the bread of Life and EAT!