You went to a fancy, costly restaurant you have never ventured to before only to be disappointed by the measly meal portions and still hungry when you arrived home. If you are like me, your sentiments would be, “pile a little bit more of those vegetables, bread or meat on my plate.”
Recently, I made minor changes to my diet. I added MORE to my diet. I desired to feed myself healthy as well as full consistent meals. I don’t want to walk around weak, sluggish and faint for eating the wrong things as well as not eating enough.
It is my spiritual diet that needed to be revamped. I decided to kick up my devotion time with God a notch. I want to live a healthy, impactful life, and my spirit needs to be fed and very well taken care of.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6 KJV)
The day is growing increasingly wicked and the Lord is coming back for His Bride dressed in her white dress without spots or wrinkles and ready for her Groom. The Body of Christ is experiencing much pressure and resistance of Godliness is increasing all the more, so God is expecting His Bride to be fully equipped and devoted to Him during these times.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8 NIV)
Each day is new and I can’t expect to make it through the day off of yesterday’s meals and water. Nor can I grow spiritually from a diet of a once a week reading of the Word, a sporadic attendance of fellowshipping with the saints, and a lacking prayer life and intimacy with God.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NKJV)
It is like an infant. An infant cannot grow without a diet of milk. As a baby grows, his/her little intestinal tract begins to maintain a little more than just breast milk/baby formula. Around four months, mothers are encouraged to begin adding rice cereal to their babies’ diets. As babies grow they are able and ready to digest more food and as they become toddlers, they are able to eat small rationed meals. Although I believe I am past the cereal stage, I too found myself unguarded in certain areas, slipping back into spiritual slumber and still in some of my comfort zones.
With this in mind, I thought of the song by Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) titled “A Little More Jesus”. That is what I needed—more of the Word, more intimacy with Him, more time with Him, more trust in Him, more dependency on Him. So outside of my customary Sunday service, corporate prayer attendance and daily reading of the Word, I added to my devotion time more praying in the Spirit, more checking my thoughts (toughest of all), learning to be still and listen to God, and I started watching and listening to sermons. I have been also attending a Sunday evening class on prayer altars and hosting a bible study every other Fridays. Has it been challenging to stay committed? Yes! Have I missed a day or two? Yes! However, I am going to keep pressing in.
In this time and age, a more intimate walk with God and sharing God with the world is so crucial. I need just a little more Jesus today, the next day and so on. Yet God revealed to me that He needs just a little more of me also.
Thank You for welcoming me into Your loving arms and desiring a more intimate relationship with me. Thank You for all Your glory, knowledge, revelations, love, peace, joy and so much more that is waiting for me as I seek you with all that I am and all that I have. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to seek the Lord and build a more intimate relationship with Him. Now is the time! Praise Him now while you can, seek Him now while He may be found, listen to Him while He is speaking and talk to Him while He is listening. It is our responsibility to be in a prepared and surrendered position so when He comes back, we will not miss our wedding day.
Please click on the link below to watch the video of Erica Campbell’s “A Little More Jesus”
Ms. Tannika Moore loves the Lord and loves to write! Besides writing poetry or editing written work for family and friends, she currently works for NEIU Educational Talent Search program. She helps assist Chicago Public School students with their reading, writing, etc. as well as helps them consider and prepare for college. God, the Creator and Great Father has also created her to be a compassionate person and encourager so she loves to encourage people according to God’s Word and help them to see, think and become better through her support, actions and writing. Her favorite scripture comes from Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you shall perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”