Do you hunger and thirst for God?  What I mean is, everyday since you believed and received Jesus Christ as Savior, do you hunger and thirst for Him?  Jesus said in Matthew 5:6 (KJV) "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."  His Word is the only source that gives us life, not only here on earth but in the life to come with our Lord.

     When I first read this particular verse years ago, I totally realized in my heart that the only one who is going to satisfy my spiritual filling is God.  He said He would do so in His Word.  You have got to believe and receive this heavenly manna that can only come through His Word by faith.  So not only can Jesus save you but He also keeps you saved through His Word.  You will find that the real joy, the real peace and the real fulfillment of life can only come from an intimate relationship with God.  Psalm 34: 8 (KJV) says "O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."  

     I know of many people who are having a miserable life because they look to the things of the world for satisfaction, but only to find out that nothing will satisfy but Jesus Christ.  An elderly sister we knew (who is with the Lord) was noted for her saying "You have got to know Jesus for yourself."  I believe that is so true.  Isaiah 45:22 says (KJV) "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else."  That is the universal call of God, He is God, He is love, He is our provider, He will satisfy our hunger and thirst.  He is a big God.

     If you don't have a relationship with God, if you don't know Him today, then call on Him, speak from your heart and ask Him to fill your desire for Him.  He understands.  2nd Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) says- For He says "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."  

     So when do you get saved? Tomorrow, next month, when and if you turn 50, no and a thousand times no, God says now is the day.  Get filled today, but first you need to except Jesus in your heart as your Savior.  Confess your sins, repent and receive Christ now!  When you reach out to Him, He won't reject you but will forgive you and love you.  I will leave you with this verse from the Word of God in John 6:35 (KJV) "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger;  and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."


God bless you! 

Pastor Ray Roybal


New Beginnings Eastlake



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