Monday, March 26, 2007

Cry To Jesus

I've been reading this amazing book called "There Is Always Enough" by Rolland and Heidi Baker. It's about their incredible ministry among the poor in Mozambique and South East Africa. Miracle after miracle, transformation after transformation, they detail how God has provided a way for them, even when there is literally no way. They speak candidly about the challenges they've faced; even sharing stories about times when they were getting ready to give up and come back to America! It's a powerful book, filled to the brim with testimonies. Most of it is very hard to read, so be prepared.

The one thing that kept nailing me right between the eyes was the incredible hunger these people had for God. They were starving, hungry, abused, dying, and yet, they would pass up medical attention and food to receive prayer or get a bible. Men, women, and children would walk for, literally, days without food just to come to one of the church meetings. They were starving for the love and healing touch of God.

Can you imagine that? Thousands and thousands of individual people, on their faces in oppressive heat, just worshiping and crying out to God with all of their hearts. Each person reaching for their own personal encounter with God. Many had never heard of Jesus before. But they knew in their hearts that He was their deliverer and they longed for Him.

Hunger like that is wild, desperate. It causes you to lose interest in the people on either side of you. You forget to care about who is watching you. It forces you forward into the presence of God, because it won't be satisfied by anything less that personal time with the Father.

Jesus, right now, reach into our hearts and stir us up. We won't be satisfied by worldly distractions. We want your presence in our lives! Meet with us here, in this place, and fill us with your love. Spur us on and help us to keep our eyes fixed on you alone. Touch every heart that reads this entry, reminding them that You alone can quench their thirst and heal their wounds. There is always enough because you died! Hallelujah!

Colossians 2:5-7 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Heart Cry... said...

So good! It is amazing how so many people would pass up the food to get a Bible or how they would get on their faces in the dirt to worship God and repent in the intense heat. Oh, that we would have that hunger and desire for God, so that nothing else matters!