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, “I 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.
“Keep 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.