Sustainability: The Bread of Life
Good morning ladies! I hope you’ve had a great week, and if you’re in Illinois I hope you have plans to enjoy this beautiful weekend! Today I want to share something from my daily readings with one of my favorite dead ministers. His name is Smith Wigglesworth, and he was a British evangelist who has been considered one of the founders or pioneers of the revival movement which happened in the early 20th century. Pastor Wigglesworth preached all over the world up until his death on March 12th, 1947. His teachings have been composed in two books and is even used in various devotions today. One of the devotions I’ve found on YouVersion is simply titled, “Smith Wigglesworth Devotional” and is a fourteen day devotion on having a powerful prayer life and being a witness to others. I highly encourage you to check it out. One of the day’s devotional talked about God’s Word being the bread of life and how we shouldn’t be moved by fear when it comes to sharing the gospel. Pastor Wigglesworth talks about not being moved by fear that someone will deny Jesus, it’s bound to happen sister! And something he said resonated within me, something I’ve never thought about, Mr. Wigglesworth said, “The Word of God will stand true, whatever our opinions may be…” In other words, I understood it as God is shaking things off of us so we can be the light and life and that way we can make a difference in this world, we can share the hope of Jesus. He talks about how the world longs to be right and it is our job to guide them to the truth. As a believer we have been called to not just share hope, but share truth, the real truth with those around us everyday. This is easier said than done, I know! However, as we eat the bread of life, God’s Word, and find true intimacy with Him, He will help us to shine bright so as scripture says others will see our good works and glorify God. We can’t be a light unless we are connected to a power source. We can’t sustain others if we ourselves are not sustained. I hope this makes sense. It was powerful to me when I read it. I mean if we want a sustainable life that is fulfilled and where we are content, we need to go to the source. Our job is to live the overflow life as John 10:10b says and point others to Jesus, and the only way to do this is by staying fed. Just like in life we don’t eat one meal a day, we will not be healthy and strong. Well the same is true for our spirit lives, we need the Word and close fellowship with God to live strong and healthy lives that reflect God’s glory.
I would like to share the last bit of the devotion I read today, as well as the Thought for today. May you be encouraged as I was, and I look forward to reading your comments below. Have a good weekend ladies!
“He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” – John 6:35
“God’s Word is a constant satisfaction, an inward, joyful expression, a place of peace.” (paraphrased)
Thought for today: The Word of God will be the same whether people believe or not.
I would also say that in order to live sustained we need to feast on the bread of life.