Anecdotal Story 3/18/2023

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A Basic Need

Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. – Psalm 40:4-5.

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. – 1 Peter 2:2-3.

During their attempt to reach the South Pole, Ernest Henry Shackleton and his men were reduced to twenty ounces of food per man each day. This left them constantly hungry and continually craving food. They imagined meals of plenty and dreamed of giving banquets to each other. Neither the glory of great mountains towering around them nor the majesty of the glacier up which they moved had any appeal. “Man becomes very primitive when he is hungry and short of food,” Shackleton wrote, “and we learned to know what it is to be desperately hungry.”

Jesus offers special blessing to those who, through knowledge of their spiritual poverty, passionately seek God. They will be filled with the God for whom they hunger, he promises. And what a difference. When physically starved, we indeed become primitive, seeking only to save ourselves. Yet when spiritually starved, we reach our highest level of development. We are at our best, not our worst, for we become like the God we seek.

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Courtesy of Speaker’s Sourcebook of New Illustrations by Virgil Hurley © 1995 by Word, Incorporated.
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV © 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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