Lift Your Spirit

This praise song takes me back — way back — to my earlier days as a new Believer. And you know what? It still stirs my soul today just as it did back then.

I had just experienced my own exodus from a life of going-who-knows-where, spiraling out of control being chased by destructive thoughts of constant negativity and gloom. Like stepping into the sunlight after living in a cave — it was new, refreshing and scary all in a single breath.

But I knew in my heart of hearts that GOD, Who called me out from that grave just like He did Lazarus, was showing me something I had yet to see: Himself.

What started out to be what I thought was a mere lesson in introductions, started this crazy insatiable appetite for the bread that I had no idea I needed. And so the cravings began … and have since been non-stop.

Do you know this hunger, Friend? It’s like nothing you’ll ever experience. I’ve watched TV shows about the best things people have eaten. But I know that emotional elation and gratification lasts only until the next meal. So, I took GOD at His Word … He said He would give me a bread that would end all meals — a satisfaction that would end all cravings. And He made good on that Word. It in the form of the man, Jesus.

Jesus replied, β€œI am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 NLT

If you’re tired of searching for that ‘something’ (that you can’t quite put your finger on it) that puts an end to the cycle of the grumbling and rumbling deep down inside of you — like the way your stomach hollers when it needs food — look to the One Who freely gives of Himself.

β€œKeep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 NLT

Just ask. He’s got more than you even know you need.

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

*Thank you to Todd Galberth and Michael W. Smith for this.

4 Comments

  1. Today, my hunger and thirst for more of HIM is insatiable! I can look back on my life with Him and I remember other season Yod my life where I felt this same hunger and those were seasons where I experienced not only the joy of the LORD, but also the most growth in my daily walk with Him – He stretched my boundaries, I fully trusted in Him even when He had me do things that I was uncomfortable with … and when I allowed Him to stretch me, He graced me with success and growth in many areas of my life. And so, I pray that in this new season, He will stretch my faith, grow me in my daily walk with Him, and lead me wherever He chooses to take me. Where He leads, I WILL follow!! πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ
    Thank you for a beautifully inspiring devotional that touched my heart, mind, and spirit, my precious sister! Hugs & Blessings ❀️

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    1. Kathy: It sounds as though you are already walking in that new adventure with the Lord. Your sensitivity of spirit reveals how much you trust Him with everything. And that’s the perfect place to be. Excited for you, Sister!

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  2. BTW …
    This praise song you chose takes me back to the season in my life when GOD called me into nursing (you’ve heard the cliff notes version of this story). Suffice it to say, it was a mountaintop experience!!
    🎢 β€œOpen the eyes of my heart, LORD 🎢
    I want to see You
    To see You high and lifted up
    Shining in the light of Your glory πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
    Pour out Your power and love ❀️
    As we sing Holy, Holy, Holy πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
    πŸŽΆπŸŽΌπŸŽ΅πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
    Although I hadn’t heard this amazing song in many years, I remembered every word. You just can’t sing this song w/o uplifted hands … raised in praise to Father GOD πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
    (((HUGS)))

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