LORD, I’M HUNGRY

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Thank you Lord for this “Word” from You. Yes, I am hungry, feeling empty, needy, and greedy for You. I know more of Your Presence is what I need.

Yes, the trip was hard and I did eat some humble pie. But Hubby and I did enjoy our travels. The sites we saw were beautiful.

My child, I orchestrated that trip and your visit with the others yesterday as well. Even last night at the “Singing” when you were ashamed of being so sleepy. Others were saying how much they enjoyed feeling My Presence and all you felt was tired and sleepy. Yes, I am using all of these events to teach you more about Me. Yours is not to worry about what to say or who to see. Instead, you are to trust and obey Me, for I will lead you as long as you are willing to follow.

I am directing your steps. Instead of thinking about how tired you are,  praise Me for your victories. For I have provided many and you will see them if only you open your eyes to look. I will organize your time if you make Me your first priority. I will direct your paths according to My plan.

Before you feed others, you must feed yourself of My Presence first. Remember how I told you to steal away moments to sneak off with Me?

Yes Sir.

You are to sneak, steal moments of your time to be with Me just like you plan times with your Hubby. You are to plan times with both of us without your cell phone or your work. You are to seek the precious sweetness of communion with both Me and Hubby. I am First, then him. This is your highest calling.

You have heard, “If Mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.” I’ll give you another saying, “If Mama ain’t full of My Presence, she can’t feed the others.” So stay full of Me. Stay full of My Word, stay full of praise for My victories. Even if you perceive your day as full of struggles, know that I have provided victories.

Therefore, instead of looking at the demands of your time, I say focus on My victories. You know, the ones I ‘ve already provided both now and for the future. I say  “tithe” your time. The more you give to Me, the more I will increase what you have.

You need more time to accomplish your set tasks. Therefore, as you give your time to Me, I will increase your time available to complete these tasks.

But Lord, that’s 2 hours and 40 minutes. How can I do that? I feel as though I have no time now. I only have about 12 unfinished blog posts to complete.

That is your problem, My child. You are looking at your needs instead of looking to Me as your supplier. As you do the dishes, steal 5 minutes with Me. As you do the laundry, steal minutes with Me. While driving the car, steal minutes with Me. 

Your mind is a wonderful thing. I know, for I created it. Instead of focusing on your “to do” list, commune with Me. Tithe your time for 40 days. Give Me the seed of your time and you will see what I will do. As you surrender and give to Me, I will increase your supply. Tasks will be finished and you will be amazed at how they get accomplished. I will multiply your seed of time with Me into a 100 fold of much increase. Now do as I say and watch what I will do.

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But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him. I Corinthians 8:3 NKJV

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way,  . . .
 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107: 6-8 NKJV

  

 

About deborahcrocker

I am a retired public school teacher. I have been married for 44 years to my high school sweet heart. We have two grown children and six grandchildren. For many years I have written my prayers in order to maintain both my focus and as a release from my stresses. These prayers are written in the form of dialog with God. I write my concerns, questions, and then write the answers just as they came into my heart. This website contains the conversations I had with God concerning my constant struggle with my weight and my compulsion to overindulge in the pleasure of food. I have gained, lost, and regained over 60lbs several times throughout my lifetime. I am now in the process of surrendering this addiction to God’s control and I know He will give me the victory. I believe that God speaks to all of His children in different ways. With me, He speaks both in my heart and in my dialog writings. ”My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 It is my hope and prayer that these dialogs will both encourage and bless you throughout your own journey of breaking free from your addiction. I hope that you will also begin having your own personal dialogs with God. He will speak to your heart as well.I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and that He rose again on the third day so that we may have a “new” life both here on Earth and later in Heaven. I also believe that my overeating (gluttony) is a sin (addiction) that has held me in bondage with a constant struggle for most of my adult life. This addiction, like all addictions, has prevented me from living a life to my fullest potential. I have always felt controlled and defeated by this overwhelming compulsion to overeat. This compulsion, at times, has damaged both my confidence and my potential. John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. BUT I know that Jesus Christ has come to set me free! HE IS THE ANSWER! As I surrender the control of my life and desires to His direction and His will, He will set me free from all addictions! He promises and He will make you free too! John 8:36 Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. VICTORY IS COMING!!!
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8 Responses to LORD, I’M HUNGRY

  1. Good stuff today! Thank you!

  2. susieshy45 says:

    Debbie,
    I enjoyed this and really needed to read this to put things in perspective in my life. I like the idea of tithing your time- as you say 2 hours and 4o minutes seem long and if you think of it, it is about the time I would use to watch TV every day and imagine how pagan that sounds- that I have time to watch TV and sit down but no time to spend with our Lord. All I give to the Lord each day is about 5 minutes of my time- 2 minutes to read a psalm and 3 minutes to read a Gospel chapter. How frivolous that sounds, doesn’t it, Debbie ? I am going to do this Debbie and thank you for putting his idea out there for us to emulate.
    God bless !
    Susie

    • Susie, I’m so glad it ministered to you. God is so good to speak to our hearts of His conviction and His love. He only wants more of our love for Him. Wow! That’s all He asks, just for our love and friendship. Amazing, a God that only asks for our love. He demands nothing, just asks that we love Him. Isn’t that amazing, a God that sacrificed Himself in His death, but only asks for our love in return. Wow!

  3. Deborah you just ministered to me with these words. Stealing time in between doing all the normal stuff that we need to do. Oh praise God sometimes we just need a little word. Awesome post.

  4. Praise God we hunger for God more than anything earthly

  5. Noor Elhayat says:

    Deborah, this has put tears in my eyes!
    It came in perfect timing!
    Just minutes before I read that I was having a lot of negative thoughts and analysis. I hate those times whenever they occur and I found your post a boost to help me go through them.
    Thank you from every cell inside of me. Bless you and your family!

    • Oh I’m so glad it touched you. God has used this post to minister to several others including one friend who does not use a computer. She is in a life struggle and read it on my cell phone.

      Usually I write my heart cries in a notebook pouring out my heart to God. Then I write what He speaks to my heart. The italicized words are those He speaks to my heart. When He speaks to me, it is always words of encouragement and love.

      Thank you so much for your encouragement to me. It means so much to me to think I helped someone else. May God grant you the desires of your heart.

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