Saturday, January 2, 2010

Anyone hungry out there?

I don't know about you, but I get hungry each and everyday. Usually more than once, and as human beings God has designed us to take nourishment on a daily basis. Even if we have a huge meal one day, we are more than likely still going to want and need to eat the next.
Just so with God's Word. He designed us to need it everyday. There are a lot of us famished people out there. We are hungry and needing to eat, but may not know it. If we don't eat on a daily basis, then we can suffer damaging and lasting effects.

A few years ago God gave me a vision of Himself at a huge harvest table. Here sat Jesus, smiling and welcoming, sitting in the middle of the table, like we see in the painting of the Last Supper. The table was full to overflowing with all varieties of delicious and nutritious food. Fruits, vegetables, meats and breads. Each one more scrumptious looking than the last. It was the biggest feast I could possibly imagine. There were many places available, but off to the side I saw what appeared to be "walking dead". People who looked ashen and shrunken. They were standing in line, one following the other, heads down, beaten, dejected, and lifeless. They were headed to a table where all the food was cold as ice, hard, pathetic and unappetizing. Like 10 year old frozen dinners. Freezer burn and ice covered. They were each receiving a small piece on their plate and walking away the same they had come. Dead in their spirit, mind, and body.

Exodus 16: 13-15
13. So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14. When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground. 15. When the sons of Israel saw [it], they said to one another, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.

Version: NAS
Matthew 6:9-13
9. "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10. 'Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11. 'Give us this day our daily bread. 12. 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13. 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen].'

John 13:33-35
33. "For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world." 34. They said therefore to Him, "Lord, evermore give us this bread." 35. Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

God showed me that we need to meet daily with Jesus at His table. He is the One that will feed us. We are often eating "fast food" with no value, grabbing a "snack" without thinking, and eating "dead things" of the world. 

So as this year began to draw to a close, I asked the Lord, what He wanted the Bible Study to be for the coming year. He said, "Feed them daily." So that is what I will do, I'm going to make a commitment to post daily on this Bible Study Blog.

I know many of you have other Bible Studies and attend church, but this is something that I need to do for myself to be more consistent. It may just be a verse with a thought, or maybe more. But I am sure that what God has to say will be fresh and nourishing, and hopefully I will convey it in a way that will be appetizing and filling.

Starting Monday I will begin. I'm not exactly sure where we are going with this, but I'm excited to see where He leads. I believe good things are on the way.

Please pray for me that I will hear God accurately, be productive in my time management, and that He will anoint each day's post with His Presence.

See you Monday!


  1. I said it before and I'll say it again...this makes me so happy. C.D. bought me a devotional daily journal and now with your help, I'll be able to fill it and fill my stomach, heart and soul. Bring it on girl...I'm famished!
    P.S. I love it when a plan comes together!

  2. Debra,
    I truly believe this is of the Lord and He will use you to guide, direct and feed us. Once again, thanks for your obedience.

  3. Thank You for taking the time to share God with me. It is exactly what I need this year. You are in my prayers.

  4. Hi Debra,

    I found you through Debbie's blog, and so glad she sent me over! I love your plan and can't wait to be fed with you. Thank you for your willingness to guide and share with us.


  5. I look forward to this Debra.
    The parallel between food and eating- and what we choose or the attitude we have toward our daily food- what it is, how much it is, etc.- really speaks to me.

    In the spirit of openness, this is in fact a daily struggle for me.

    It would be such a blessed gift to live free of this bondage and have it replaced instead with the Lord's word, wisdom, and nourishment.


  6. Debra, I am so grateful to have met you here. I will definitely be among the sheep here daily. I praise God for you!

  7. Hi Debra.
    Looking forward to the Lord's teaching and thank you for your commitment... I will pray for your time management and mine-such a big issue these days!
    Blessings to you

  8. Amen Debra~~
    Praying for you, asking God to release the quickening of the Holy Spirit to your heart and mind , that His thoughts will filter through your mind, into your fingers to be shared with those whom God has prepared to receive, here on this page.
    Hugs, GG
    Proverb:30:5: Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

  9. I am hear Debra! Just wanted you to know I am so thankful for you and your precious gift of teaching and ministering to others.
    I will be praying for you as you begin this challenge. I know the Lord will annoint you with His words.
    Love Ya! Thanks for EVERYTHING!...donna


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