Thursday, November 18, 2010
H I’m starving! Growing weaker every day. Won’t you help me?
S If I can. Who are you? What do you need?
H I need the Bread of Life.
S Is that wheat, Italian or rye? Chuckle
H Not exactly. Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life.” Feed on the Word.
S Wait a minute. Explain yourself.
H I am the Holy Spirit of God. I have been given to you to help you in this life and to bring resurrection to your body at the last day.
S Oh! My! Oh! Humbled
H Because I live in you-I see through your eyes, walk in your shoes, hear through you and sometimes speak through you.
S You see what I’m looking at? You read what I am reading? Hum
H Yes. I need for you to read the scriptures; that is the Bread of Life.
That is how I gain my strength, my power to move in your life. (voice grows weaker) Forgive me; I grow weaker every day that you neglect to feed me that Bread.
S Oh, no. Forgive me! Father, forgive me. I did not realize that I was quenching the Holy Spirit.
(Starts reading a Psalm)
H Do you have any wine for me?
S I don’t understand.
H Do you have new wine in new wineskins?
S I don’t know. I suppose not. Should I?
H Let me put this another way. Do you love the Lord?
H How do you express that love to him?
S Well, I go to church. I appreciate earth’s beauty. and His blessings.
H Good. But how do you really show that you love God? It is the first commandment, you know. Do you praise and thank Him for the things you just mentioned?
S Uh. Sometimes.
H Would you like to do that just now? Practice a little?
S (bowed head, reverently) I praise you, most holy God for out of your beautiful perfection, you have created a world full of great beauty, in infinite variety- on land, sea, and air. Thank you!
H That is the wine that nourishes me. The praise of the Father that glorifies Him. Now I can pray for you with greater power through my utterance, not your language.