Invading Privacy of God Devotional from Cecil Murphy The Divine Bread Two days ago, I read in John’s Gospel the Scriptures that contain the famous “I am the Bread of Life” passage. https://www.custodia4cover.it/products/custodia-samsung-mini-s4-1custodiasamsung10088 The story begins in chapter six with the feeding of more than five thousand people. When a boy offers his lunch of a couple of tiny fish and five pieces of bread, Jesus miraculously feeds all the people and the disciples pick up twelve baskets of leftovers. The people stay there that night, but Jesus goes to the other side of the lake. When coque kilmani iphone 8 plus the crowd figures it out, they find him. Jesus then says to them, “You are looking for me, coque iphone 8 lotus car not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life” (Jn 6:26b 27a, NIV). Jesus coque maroc iphone 6 compares coque iphone 8 plus baseball himself to the manna God sent to the Israelites in the wilderness and declares himself the True Bread who came from heaven to give life to the world. Although Jesus speaks in symbolic language, the crowd grasps what he means. He goes on to say that not only is he the Bread of Life, but whoever follows him won’t hunger again and those who believe won’t thirst. At those words, some of them are offended. https://www.cifnet.it/products/coque-custodia-cover-fundas-hoesjes-j3-j5-j6-s20-s10-s9-s8-s7-s6-s5-plus-edge-b18785-exo-planet-ff0154-samsung-galaxy-s10-5g-case “Isn’t he Joseph’s son” they ask each other. 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I wasn’t the crowd; I was Simon Peter. https://www.custodia4cover.it/products/custodia-cover-iphone-6-7-8-plus-kendall-jenner-high-school-cheerleader I have believed and followed. Then my smugness vanished. Yes, I was following Jesus. But coque samsung s6 edge souple why Was I as guilty of following for bread as the crowd If Jesus coque integrale iphone 8 rose tossed out bread or whatever else I needed and all I had to do in return was to follow, I’d probably squeeze toward the front of the line. I don’t like to admit it, but sometimes my question really coque iphone 8 pluw is: What’s in it for me Or to put it differently, “What do iphone 8 coque anti choc transparent I get out of following Jesus” “Don’t work for food that perishes,” Jesus pleads, and urges listeners to work for what gives eternal life (and that could include eternal rewards). Hundreds of years earlier, Isaiah coque samsung s9 avec anneau the prophet writes, “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy” (Is 55:2a, NIV). Both Isaiah and Jesus point to two kinds of hunger. We all have the physical kind a gnawing inside that says, “It’s time to eat.” Under normal circumstances, we satisfy that hunger. Both men also refer to something more important: spiritual hunger. I think they mean an unsatisfied longing, a yearning for something more than what we have, an experience that goes beyond our present level of samsung galaxie s6 edge coque girly relationship lot de coque samsung s8 with God. When Jesus fed the multitude, he satisfied the first kind. They followed him to get more free meals. He didn’t deny them food, but he pushed them to accept the real message, that he was Divine Bread ready to satisfy spiritual hunger. The crowd didn’t want that. But I do. I’m a Christian because one day I realized it was the Divine Bread I hungered for. https://www.custodia4cover.it/products/bunny-love-me-fj1084-coque-iphone-x-xs-1coversxxsiphone1363 I had tried a lot of different pleasures around me. They weren’t always bad, were seldom boring, but they didn’t last. I remember when that became obvious to me. I was twenty years old and attended an office party. We told jokes, samsung galaxy s7 edge coque plastique passed around the booze, and had a coque integrale samsung a8 really fun time. I was in the middle of it. Later I observed the others, thinking, It’s going to be over in a coque iphone 6 moto cross couple of hours. What then Some will be so hung over they won’t get much work done tomorrow. All day long, we’ll hear comments and jokes about the fun we had the night before. But it’ll be hollow laughter. I wish I could have said then, “Lord, give me the ” but I didn’t know those words. I wasn’t aware that my inner hunger was for God. Now years later, I realize that, like the crowd that followed Jesus, I’ve been willing to settle for things that only temporarily satisfy my appetite, and I’ve been concerned too little about hungering for more of the Divine Bread. I wonder if spiritual hunger is something we can want, pray for, and then it happens. Or does God put the desire in us to samsung s10 plus coque bleu want it and then we pray for it At times, when I’ve talked to God, it’s been like eating three day old toast. https://www.custodia4cover.it/products/coque-custodia-cover-fundas-iphone-11-pro-max-5-6-7-8-plus-x-xs-xr-se2020-c29043-prince-rock-yellow-iphone-xs-max-case Every bit demanded a lot of work and total commitment. On other days, I’ve felt such a yearning for more of God; when I prayed, I felt the Lord’s closeness. So first, I’ve asked God coque resistante samsung s6 to make me hunger every day of my life for more of the Holy read of Life. I’ve also asked, “God, once you begin to satisfy my spiritual hunger, how do I keep it going How do I keep yearning for more the Divine Bread” I received no answer, but in the silence I reflected on how to be more sensitive to spiritual hunger. Jesus coque huawei p8 lite 2017 myasaki pronounced those who hunger and thirst after righteousness as blessed or happy. That’s what I yearn for that ongoing relationship of blessedness. I’m sure they’re right, but that still leaves me asking, “How How do I keep hungering How can I keep yearning for God” Like everything else in life, my yearning for Divine Bread fluctuates. Some days I yearn for God more deeply than on others. When I go through the low periods, when God seems a little less energizing in my life, I’m learning to accept that God is there. I may not feel a holy presence or have any strong sense of guidance, but God is still there. This also reminds me that we never cross that line between the human and divine. I’m always going to be imperfect in my perceptions and flawed in my coque fairy tail samsung s8 desires.