Greetings! Thank you for joining us today. To receive the best benefit of this blog, we always encourage you to click the title and view it from your browser. This blog contains video that will not display on some devices. We are continuing our study of A Feast for Your Soul ~ Celebrating God's Abundance in Community by sharing with you our teachings of the Bible Study that we are writing and hosting each month. This is not your typical blog! It has been written in a way that will supplement your quiet time with the Lord. It is not a quick sip or nibble of heavenly nourishment for your soul. It is intended for you to take a little more time to sit, rest, chew and reflect on His goodness and faithfulness in our lives. So pour a cup of tea, a mug of coffee, and sit in your soft chair. Enjoy today's Monday Musing!
Hunger is one thing that moves us to action! When we are physically hungry, we begin our hunt to quench the craving. We look for something to satisfy. Something good! When we are hungry for peace and quiet, we seek it out in various places. I typically find my "happy place" on my front porch, until the neighbors yardman comes to tidy up the grass!
Everyone finds themselves hungry! I'm sure you are visiting this blog because deep within, you are hungry too! You hunger with curiosity, you hunger for more of God's word, you hunger for fellowship or even to identify/associate with Restore Ministries as a part of this blog following.
Perhaps there is a real need in your life right now and you are just grabbing at anything that will help pull you out of the mire - or mundane. You hunger for peace in the midst of a storm that you are passing through. You need strength. Words of wisdom...or just something to give you a taste of Hope...or direction in your life.
You need to know that satisfying a hunger in your soul costs something! It will cost your time and effort. But let me tell you right now, it is ONLY JESUS that can satisfy the longing of your soul - and to fill it with good things. And yes, even that cost. It cost Jesus His life! He gave it because of His great love and compassion for each of you reading this!
If you've never made the wonderful discovery of having Jesus in your life, the true Bread of Life, the One who loves your soul and delights in filling you with the abundance of His treasure and ALL that He is, then please contact us directly. We would love to share with you how to have an incredible love relationship with Jesus Christ, because, once again...it is ONLY He that can satisfy your soul, and quench the hunger and thirst within.
There are 37 miracles recorded in the Holy Scriptures and the story of the feeding of the 5000 is the only miracle, before the Resurrection, that is reported in all 4 of the Gospels! That in itself should call its importance for us as there are many spiritual lessons, truths, and information that lead us to the closing of Jesus' earthly ministry.
34“When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all.42 And they all ate and were satisfied.” Mark 6: 34,41,42
The story of the Feeding of the 5K is also a story of "hungry" people! This story bears the marks of seeking solace & respite, pressing demands, and a table of abundance.
I see 3 groups of individuals who are all hungry for something! And as I have studies this story, over and over, each time God reveals more to me, and my own face is mirrored in many of the characters. It is my prayer that as we journey through this story, that you too will recognize yourself.
So with those things in mind, let me tell the story...
Below, is a link to the YouTube that I have created to enhance the retelling of this story. It is just under 14 minutes.
I encourage you to invest time and watch it on your television if you have the technology to do so.
This is Part 1 of this short blog series of "Hungry Soul? Feeding of 5K Reveals Solutions!" It is my prayer that you will be blessed as you hear the story of this great miracle.
(I have included the link incase the YouTube is not displayed on your device. Click below)
This blog has been designed to set the stage! It is a precursor or introduction to the 3 points that I believe the Lord has spoken to me to share with you concerning:
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