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A Prayerful Quest For God

The life of the Cross carries with it "an obedience unto the death of the self-life" -- that is; reaching the place of total dependency on God in all things.  It is not feasible, possible or desirable to 'depend upon our own understanding' rather to be filled with the continual presence of the Holy Spirit to do the will of God. In John 4:34, "Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish this work." (NKJV) Jesus lived to do God's will.  He is the only pathway to our spiritual satisfaction.  When Jesus refused the food offered by His disciples and declared, "I have food to eat which you do not know," (vs 32) He was not implying that physical hunger and thirst were sinful rather that His Spirit's hunger had priority over physical appetites.  Jesus found satisfying food in deep communion with God [Intimacy], and in doing His Father's will.  Applause and material acquisitions can feed vanity and flourish ambition by they cannot sustain the spirit.  A prayerful quest for God will lead to our finding our food, our spiritual strength and satisfaction in doing God's will.  And, like Jesus, we shall discover God's will through daily communion with Him.  When we do, the Lord is faithful to give us a fresh daily anointing to achieve it.

GBY!  Barbara

- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing in your life please consider sowing back to the ministry at the website link below.

www.hope2007.org

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Comment balloon 4 commentsBARBARA RIES • December 23 2008 11:20AM

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Great post and very inspirational. Have a great blessed New Year.

Terry Miller

Posted by Terry Miller, Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator (Miller Homes Group) over 9 years ago

Thank you Terry, have a frruitful and prosperous New year too.  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

Beautiful post Barbara Thank you for sharing it with all of us.  I am going to check out the secret place link.

Posted by Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Holliston, Massachusetts (Realty Executives Boston West) over 9 years ago

You are very welcome Pat. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

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