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28 July – Replenish

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There are many pastimes and pursuits in which we attempt to try and replenish our life. Some are beneficial like taking time out and making time to enjoy life, and some aren’t. I believe that every person also has been created with a need and deep desire within the very core of their being to be replenished by communing with God and with heaven. When we start to seek Him to fill this need and take every opportunity to know God deeply, something happens on the inside of us. Our hearts, minds, spirits, and even our bodies are quickened, restored and replenished with the life of God.

Jesus said, “I’m telling you the most solemn and sober truth now: Whoever believes in me has real life, eternal life. I am the Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate the manna bread in the desert and died. But now here is Bread that truly comes down out of heaven. Anyone eating this Bread will not die, ever. I am the Bread—living Bread!—who came down out of heaven. Anyone who eats this Bread will live—and forever! The Bread that I present to the world so that it can eat and live is myself, this flesh-and-blood self.” (John 6:48-51 Message)

In a world of diets, calorie counting, and the latest advice of what to eat and what not to eat, Jesus says “come feast on me”. Hang out and feast in and on my presence, get “fat” on my Word, and watch and experience for yourself the change and difference it will make. When we get “fat” on Jesus, and abide in Him and allow His words to abide and rest in our thought and hearts, that “fatness” will in actual fact break off every yoke, burden, addiction, bad habit and limitation in our life. No wonder Jesus says to feast. He knows what will happen when we do and the freedom it will bring.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:27-29)

When we choose to come and spend time with Jesus we find a rest in Him. It is a bit like resting back after a good meal and knowing it’s doing its job to keep us healthy and full of energy and life.

Today take some time to rest in Jesus and His promises for your life. Search them out in the bible if you need to and let them dwell and abide richly in you. His words and presence will give you sustenance and strength, and cause you to grow fat in your inner being so that every yoke and burden will be broken off.

“Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives.” (Colossians 3:16 Message)

“In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat. “(Isaiah 10:27 NIV)

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. And you have been made complete in Him” (Colossians 2:10)

Prayer: Lord please help me to take the time to “feast” in you so that I might learn to rest and be replenished in your presence and  promises for my life. Thank you that I have all I need in you. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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