SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER, 2018
THEME: HOW IS YOUR SPIRITUAL APPETITE?
TEXT: PSALM 27:1-8
MEMORY VERSE: PSALM. 73:25-26 “Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon the earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”.
Appetite is yearning or eagerness for something. It is the desire to meet the demand which the body craves for. Man hurries to satisfy what the body craves for most of the time but slow or fails at meeting the spiritual appetite. The account of Jesus temptation shows that man cannot survive the challenges of life by obeying the dictates of the body only (Matt. 4:4). The spiritual controls the physical. Therefore man has to create a spiritual appetite to swim through the ocean of life.
The Psalmist (King David) in the text expresses total dependence on God and sees Him as his light and salvation. The significance of light cannot be overemphasized: it gives illumination. It reveals where danger hides. The importance of light manifested when God created light first (Gen.1:3) and gave Jesus to us as the Light of the world (Jn. 8:12).
Salvation here indicates deliverance from principalities, from powers and from the rulers of the darkness of this age, deliverance from spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12) Your spiritual appetite should, therefore:
Ignite your declaration of victory through your faith in Christ Jesus.
Make you recognize God as the sure and only source of your strength (Ps 27:1b).
Make you seek the Lord constantly and be in Him and with Him always (Ps 27:4).
Make Him your light and lamp unto your path and your Shepherd in all your endeavours.
As your body craves for physical food and you hurry to the kitchen or the restaurant, like-wise your heart should be made to crave for singing spiritual songs, reading and reflecting on the Word of God and praying always. When your spiritual appetite is alive and strong, the physical appetite will not have dominion over you again.
HYMN: EMHB 456 – FOR EVER HERE MY REST SHALL BE
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, let my heart always pant after You in Jesus’ name.
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