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I am thrilled to share space on the Keepthefaith website with some real talent. The website is the most encouraging and compassionate I have seen. God is on the move in many mighty ways, and it is websites like Keepthefaith.com who are out there expressing His Glory to others every day.
My salvation is the result of the revival called "the Jesus Movement" of the 1970s. Today’s revival does not get the “media” attention like we did during the Jesus Movement, but I am convinced the church is experiencing God in new ways. My hope is that God will revive faith in His Word in those that call themselves by His Name, but have allowed the world to influence them instead of the other way around. The work of God is with us today as never before to “believe in Him who He sent.” see John 6:29.
On the menu for the Appetizer is Psalm 27:4 (NRSV) “One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.”
Today’s entree on the menu is John 6:27 “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal." Just as God intends for us to pray to Him, He wants us to seek Him as our daily bread. Jesus declared “I Am the Bread of life”. He does not want us to eat His flesh like the Hebrews ate the manna (see 6:58), He wants us to “eat His flesh” by consuming and digesting His Word, with believing hearts. In John 6:63, he explained “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” (NIV)
The Psalmist wrote that he wanted to dwell with God in His Temple. Paul told the Corinthians that we have been given the Holy Spirit of Christ to dwell in us, and our bodies are thus the new temples of God.
In John 15, Jesus tells us that if we abide (dwell) in Him, and His Words abide in us, we can ask whatever we wish, and it will be given to us. See verse 7.
We all like to finish a good meal with desert, so I thought Proverbs 3:7-8 would be good on opening day:
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.