You have all heard the term “food for thought.” Well, here’s some “food for life…. it’s called PRAYER.
Prayer is how we communicate with God, and there are two parts to it, talking and listening. We talk God listens…God talks we listen. How does God primarily talk to us? He talks to us mostly through His Word.
When you open up the Bible, you are opening up to the face of God. There He is in all His glory and splendor, talking directly to you, feeding and nourishing the new creation within you. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Cor 5:17) It’s Christ in you the hope of glory.
I love how Oswald Chambers explains the purpose of prayer. He writes: “we hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if they don’t pray, but I question that. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in them which is nourished, not by food, but by prayer. When a person is born again from above, the life of the Son of God is born in them, and they can either starve or nourish that life. Prayer is the way that the life of God’s Son in us is nourished.” FOOD FOR LIFE!
As improbable as it may seem, the one giving the nourishment is the same one receiving the nourishment. Paul write in Galatians 4:19: “My dear children for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you…”
So when you are reading (studying) your Bible, you are actually feeding and growing the life of Christ within at the same time. “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” (Col 3:3-4)
LIFE LESSON: God’s desire for our lives is not complicated in the least. All He wants is for us to continuously learn of Him and get to know Him more and more through His Word and prayer. As we grow in our knowledge of Christ and the Grace He has poured out on us, the rest of life’s details fall into place. Now there’s some food for thought as well as some FOOD FOR LIFE!
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