Our God is a speaking God. He is always speaking and He loves to speak. When He created the earth He did not rise up His arm and shook it… but He just spoke the word! This means that our dear God does everything through His speaking. When He created man, He made him in His image, because He wanted man to express and represent Him(Gen 1:26) But how can man do it? We have to know that God’s desire is that the man He created would speak for Him. Isn’t it marvelous? We can speak for God!
If we want to speak for God, we need to read the Bible, because in this wonderful Book we can find God´s speaking. But just to read the Bible is not enough, we also need to eat His words. In Mathew 4, when the Lord was walking through the desert, Satan came to Him knowing that the Lord was hungry, and he told Him in verse 3: “if You are the son of God, speak that these stones may become loaves of bread“. But the Lord told him in verse 4: “But He answered and said. It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God“. Praise the Lord, we can eat every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God” Also, in Jeremiah 15:16 it says: “Your words were found and I ate them, And Your word became to me The gladness and joy of my heart, For I am called by Your name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.” We need to pray-read His words!
We as human beings have a stomach, and we need to eat at least three times at day. We as Christians also have a spiritual stomach which needs spiritual food. In order to eat something, we need to be hungry. But sometimes, when a person is sick, he or she does not feel like eating anything. According to our experience, sometimes we do not feel like eating of the Lord Jesus or eating His words – what should we do then? We know that we need to eat His words, but we have no appetite…. Well, it is very simple, if we are not hungry, if we do not feel praying-reading, contacting the Lord in His word, we just need to tell the Lord:
Lord Jesus, I open all my being to You! Lord, I am not hungry, but I want to be hungry! I need You Lord.
Saints, the Lord is waiting for us to turn to Him, the more we turn to Him the more hungry we will become. We will really feel that we need His words and we will go to read the Bible and pray-read the verses. Then, John 6:63 will be a reality for us: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” [sharing from the recent conference in Portugal by brother Eliezer]