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May 21 Devotion: How Bad You Want It?

How Bad You Want It?

Matthew 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

“I’m so hungry I could eat….”. You can fill in the blank there with however you’ve ended that statement before in the past. Maybe it was a day when you skipped a meal, or perhaps just got so busy you didn’t take time to eat. Either way in our minds at those points we are starving as we’d like to say. However, it’s often easy to just fix us up something edible. Ever been hungry enough that you’d be willing to eat that thing you might hate. I don’t know that I’ve ever been hungry enough for Chinese food. More often than not I can’t get past the smell around those places. How hungry are we for the things of God? Remember around a year ago when churches got shut down? Did you miss it then? Would you miss it now if the doors were locked this Lord’s day? What about when we get to His house each service. How bad do you desire for Him to show up and show out? If you were to show up at the next service and not feel His presence would it bother you? There are times when we’d climb mountains or swim rivers so to speak to get something here in this world that we desired. We’d work extra to be able to afford something extra we wanted. Do we desire God’s presence in our lives to do the same type of things. Thing about this passage in Psalm 34: Psalm 37:4-5 [4] Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. [5] Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. If we are to delight in the Lord it is going to take us being willing to commit ourselves into Him. If we want Him to show up for us then we must fully commit to Him. It isn’t something we can do half heartedly and just expect God to show up when we want. Are we willing to spend as much time as we can in our prayer closet and in His Word to be able to see Him show up and show out like we’ve never seen before?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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