I saw this quote on a fellow blogger’s site and needed to share:

“Anyone who wants to snack on Jesus doesn’t have life. 
When Jesus invites us to eat he invites us to a meal.”

“The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”  (John 6:52-54, ESV)

Father I am starving! Fill me with life to the full…

(And this post is SO GOOD too!!)


 

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Believer, you can bear your testimony that Christ is the only Son from the Father, as well as the firstborn from the dead.
You can say, “He is divine to me, even if He is regarded as simply human by the world.
He has done for me what only God could do.
He has subdued my stubborn will, melted a rebellious heart, opened gates of brass, and snapped bars of iron.
He has turned my mourning into laughter and my desolation into joy;
He has led my captivity captive and made my heart rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Let others think of Him as they will–to me He must be the only Son from the Father: Blessed be His name.

And He is full of grace.

If He had not been, I would never have been saved.
He drew me when I struggled to escape from His grace; and when at last I came trembling like a condemned culprit to His mercy-seat He said, ‘Take heart, My son; your sins are forgiven.’
And He is full of truth. His promises have been true; not one has failed. I testify that no servant ever had such a master as He; no brother ever had such a relative as He has been to me; no spouse ever had such a husband as Christ has been to my soul; no sinner ever had a better Savior, no mourner a better comforter than Christ has been to my spirit.

He is all I need!

In life He is my life, and in death He will be the death of death;
in poverty Christ is my riches;
in sickness He is my great physician;
in darkness He is my star, and in brightness He is my sun;
He is the manna of the camp in the wilderness,
and it is He who makes the feast in the promised land.
Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath, all truth and no falsehood:
And of truth and grace He is full, infinitely full.
My soul, tonight bless with all your might ‘the only Son.'”

C.H.S.

“Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:34-36

I heard a man talking on the radio about how a well-meaning friend, referring to the cancer that the first man’s wife was battling, as “their cross to bear”. The radio man said that because they had not chosen the cancer that it was not their cross. When Jesus says, “take up your cross” He is referring to how we respond to our trials.

His wife could have been depressed and complained but when his wife rejoiced and praised God in the midst of her trial she chose to take up her cross.

This really hit me…I was bought at a price. I have everything I need in Christ….this is so much more powerful than my disappointments or my emotional state on any given day.
I am redeemed by a God who is worthy of my trust and worthy of my praise! No matter the circumstances of my life, He is acutely aware of the longings of my heart and the fears as well.He can be trusted. Praise Him!!!!