Did you enjoy yesterday’s music, Cry Out to Jesus? I remember seeing it performed at Vacation Bible School and the performance was as memorable as the words. Today we’re reading week three, day three of One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer. We’re reading about God’s pantry….His provisions for us during the wilderness journey. The photo seen here is yet another reminder that God is ready to provide. Maybe you’ve already seen this in your wilderness journey, or you may be waiting for the provisions. In either case, KNOW that God is real and He is your Provider during your wilderness journey. I agree with Priscilla on page 66 of the workbook, when she says “taking time to review and internalize what God teaches us in the barren times is a crucial key to spiritual success.” While your wilderness journey may not have been intentional, it’s necessary in God’s plan and important to allow Him to minister to your needs.
On page 68, Priscilla describes a spiritual hunger. It seems she is always defining something I’ve recently experienced, which is why I enjoy her teaching so much. Just a few months ago, I was telling a friend about my intense interest in David, as the author of the 23rd Psalm. I wanted to know more about David, was reading the book called A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, and I even described my interest as a “craving.” My friend replied with the same word, saying he too was craving more of David, reading Swindoll’s book on David. Neither of us knew why we had this common interest, we just knew we needed to satisfy it and so we both turned to respected authors for more detailed information. God provided the answers and I felt satisfied and more knowledgeable about David after reading my book. You can find these books at your local library, we’ve linked them to Amazon simply so you can read more about the book!
We praise you Father, for creating a spiritual hunger and craving that only You can fill. We thank you for Your provisions during our wilderness journey as You reveal your love for us. With You, we know completeness and satisfaction from spiritual hunger. Thank you God, for your gifts of love. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- Most assuredly, a season of emptiness will accompany your journey to the Promised Land.
- Spiritual hunger leaves a soul famished. Only the Lord can satisfy it.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. Psalm 26:2
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. Psalm 66:10
Have you ever experienced a spiritual hunger, and if so, how did God satisfy it for you? Please share your experience.
Be sure to complete the exercise on page 67, and recall some of the lessons God has been teaching you.