Fasting Day 3…He was hungry

SATURDAY 19th – This Blog is part of our Every Nation London “24ten” – a 10 day focus on prayer & fasting:

In Luke 4 we read: “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.”

“…He was hungry” – That’s an obvious side-effect of this fasting thing! Even for Jesus. There’s no way around it.  An empty stomach is one thing, but an empty heart is quite another. We need to learn the art of filling the heart, and satisfying the spirit. Jesus was first tempted to turn a stone into a loaf of bread. Satan appealed to His physical need, but Jesus said something profound: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Food and other stuff of this world regularly spoils our hunger for what we really really want: The Bread of life. Think about this menu to help your hunger:

  1. “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty” – John 6:35
  2. “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” – Job 23:12
  3. “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” – John 4:34

To help your hunger, help yourself to a good dose of the Bread of Life! Do you have any to meditate on today?

PS – If you have time, check this amazing YouTube video (8 minutes long) from the Kruger Park as an example of the hunger instinct…

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