Breadcrumbs

Jesus to His disciples said, I am the Bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believe in me will never be thirsty.”

Stale breadcrumbs

Lately, Holy Spirit has been really dealing with me with my inconsistent and bare spiritual diet. Instead of spending quality time with God both morning and night (not saying in between is not good now), I have been skidding through our times together telling Him what’s on my mind and not stopping to listen what’s on His heart.

” I don’t have enough time in the morning.”

“I’m too tired at nights.”

“I have too much work to do.”

“I have to run here and there for this person.”

The list could go on and on I’m sure but you get the drift.

All my priorities have been taking preference to the true priority and as a result, I’ve found myself teetering on the edge or better yet, living off breadcrumbs.

Because I’m familiar with the Word and knowledgeable of God’s grace, friends, I’m sorry to say I have been skimping around and taking advantage of my Abba’s mercy. I’ve not been seeking Him the way I ought to. I’ve not been soaking into His presence the way I should.

Ugh! It seems that I know this lesson and have been taught this over and over but for the past few days, I feel Holy Spirit really pulling my collar – sending the smoke signals to get my attention. I’ve felt His prompt to focus on the One that’s important. I’m reminded of this phrase, “Not every good thing, is a God thing”.

We all know the importance of seeking God first thing, but it doesn’t end there.

It’s one thing to seek Him, but it’s quite another thing to get “soaked” in His presence. To be fully saturated. To show up at our Command’s post and receive the day’s orders.

David in Psalm 63 describes his seeking of God as being earnest which by definition means “serious in intention”. His beseeching of God was intentionally done. We can deduce he had a set meeting time with God daily and he kept it. I’m sure his life was busy – from tending sheep and dealing with not too pleasant siblings to being constantly on the run from different enemies, he had all excuses to be busy. Yet, he chose to be earnest in his devotion to his Shepherd and King.

Thankfully, I don’t have all that drama like David yet to be honest, I’m quick to come up with a plethora of excuses when it comes to devoting quality time with Abba. I’ve become comfortable living on the periphery of God’s love.

Our God is a God of plenty.

He is abounding in mercies and grace.

His wealth is inexhaustible.

His love is eternal and cannot be measured.

His wisdom, insurmountable.

His knowledge, vast and unconfined.

Our God has it all (and then some).

One scripture states,
“If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it (Psalm 50:12).

All that being said, I am using you all to hold me accountable 😉 and will be intentionally choosing to dine daily at His table in order to feast on the Loaf of life.

And when I’m done, I will keep sitting and have His dessert too. I’m also going to go another step – I’m going to sit and listen to His heart.

I need to practice the discipline of silence (and solitude) as I wait in His presence.

So my fellow friends, won’t you join me as we delve deeper into the deep mysteries of our Lord. As we partake of the bounties of His Word and drink deeply from His never ending well.

For those who are already doing the soaking, there’s always more soaking to be done (our God is limitless and we can never have enough of Him). For those who are teetering around with a big toe in, get some courage and put the entire foot in or be a daring one and jump all in, after all, serving God is not a half way thing. He wants it ALL.

Heard that, it’s ALL or NOTHING.

I love you, but even more importantly, God loves you richly and is longing for a more intimate experience with you.

Now let’s dig in.

Proverbs 8:17

 “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”

Deuteronomy 4:29

“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Jeremiah 29:13

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

27 thoughts on “Breadcrumbs

  1. I was bless reading this post. It was speaking to me, the actual words that i was saying to God a what i need to be doing to build up my spiritual life with God. More so to be consistent in reading his word and getting in a more deeper relationship with God. Please pray strengths in God.

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    1. Father, I lift Your daughter Peggy before You. I ask Lord that You would renew her determination to serve You. I ask Lord that You would refresh her with Your Holy Spirit and as she is now requesting a deeper relationship with You, that Father You would deepen her appetite for more of the things that please You. Show her Father how to seek You with all her heart. Remove every distraction, every hindrance, every doubt and fear. Father, we ask that You would surround her like a mighty sea. Renew her mind Lord. Fill her heart with joy. Thank You that You are pleased with her decision to crave a more intimate relationship with You. Thank You that You will be fulfilling Your promise to Peggy that as she seeks You will all her heart, that You will be found by her. We love You today Father. In the name of Jesus we ask these things. Amen.

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      1. Thank you my sister for that wonderful prayer. I prayed as we seek the Lord and his Holy Spirit we will find him, when we seek with all of our heart Amen.

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  2. It’s one thing to seek Him, but it’s quite another thing to get “soaked” in His presence. To be fully saturated. To show up at our Command’s post and receive the day’s orders.

    The above sentence struck my heart, thanks for sharing

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  3. The Holy Spirit has been convicting me lately about listening more during prayer. So I am learning to discipline myself to do so instead of just doing all the talking.

    I agree life is hectic and finding time and energy for prayer can be a challenge at times, but praying for God’s direction in our prayer life opens the door for Him to help us to make prayer a top priority daily.

    Thanks Deandra! ❤️

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    1. You’re welcome sweet Dawn😊
      Yesssss….you hit the nail on the head Dawn. Praying for God’s directions opens the door for a His assistance. Instead of throwing in the towel because of “whatever”, we get to ask Him, seek Him and the icing on the cake – find Him. I know He has something to say to us, may He help us to remain still and remind us to listen.

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      1. I’ve been through many changes with my prayer life. I call my car my “little sanctuary” because I like talking to the Lord during my commute to and from work.

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  4. This post sounds like wedding vows.. its intimate like only ABBA will know and can confirm how intimate this calling is. The writing portrays that call. Holy Spirit has many things to do and YahWeh is drawing you to Him. Blessings as you seek and soak, and sup and have your solitude..
    Do you know what’s lovely? It’s His promises to grant what we ask.. seek and find.. WOW.
    I will join you dearest!!
    We can love♥️ on each other for it’s in the LOVING💜 that we find YahWeh. Loving❤️ the widows, the orphaned and others get YahWeh’s attention!! Not the money in our accounts nor the houses we live in or the cars we drive..
    Love💜 gets His attention Hallelujah!! Loving Him so much to hear His thoughts.. Let the love seeking and love making, the love finding continue dearest ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Am excited for you!!!! And me🤗

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    1. Absolutely! His Word contains all that promise (and then some). Oh how I love to hear His thoughts…feel His heartbeat. I love your description about wedding vows. Isaiah 54:5 does describe Yahweh as our husband so indeed He is. The New Testament calls us His bride. What a pleasure and privilege!! What a delight to have this role…thank you dear friend for giving us this beautiful reminder. Thank you for joining in this never ending journey. Hallelujah to the Lamb!!

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  5. Aww! Powerful devotion my sister. My heart lept and wept when I read this devotion.

    This resonates with me: It’s one thing to seek Him, but it’s quite another thing to get “soaked” in His presence. To be fully saturated. To show up at our Command’s post and receive the day’s orders.

    I enjoy meeting with God in the early hours of the morning when it is most quite and free of distractions. Spending time in the word refreshes me, bringing hope into my desperate places.

    One of my goal for this new month is to draw nearer to God. Not only for strength and safety but to know Him and love Him more. To prioritize what HE prioritizes. To love with the love He loves with. Every morning this month and beyond I will challenge myself, before I check my phone, turn on my computer, open the newspaper or flip on the news, I will commit to opening my bible very first thing to refresh my soul with the truth of God’s Word. Father I pray you create in me a clean heart; renew a right spirit within me.

    Thanks much for sharing this post. Do have a most enjoyable weekend inclusive of some rest. May you experience the blessings and favor of God in this new month.

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          1. Praise God that is so true we tend to check the phone sometimes before we start reading the word , we have to try and put God first no matter what, thanks again you are doing a awesome job.thanks for the word.

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    1. Amen and Amen! Together we will go on our faces before God each and every month beloved. Thank you for reading and sharing your heart with us. We must be refreshed and renewed. I love what you said about loving with His love…Give us Your heart Lord.

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