Wednesday, June 1, 2011

teen talk..........

Every Thursday I cook dinner for the teens......they come in fast and starving after a long day.
When I asked what day they wanted to have the study on they all agreed on Thursday's so it would help them to make better decisions on the weekends!

The stand in a line like they are the starved................and I wonder starved for what?
We eat on the screened in porch..... We chew on the dead food first...

 Are we ever really hungry at all? What kind of appetite do we really have for Christ?
I mean,  if we were to choose between sitting and talking with each other, or reading scripture? Would we rather read scripture or feed our flesh with the dead food.

Knowing during my mornings when I should be sitting chewing on the real food I try the hard to cram one more load of laundry in; vacuum one more room, load the dishwasher.......always saying that I will sit with God as soon as____________!

It's always after the Thursday dinner, after the teens are finishing there desert...that they ask me the questions...the questions that give away their appetite.
It's then and the now that I hear him whisper to me............tell them.........tell them that:
 “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)
These are the words that I keep saying to them over and over again. Hoping, praying that they take hold and that the Holy Spirit takes it deep within them.....and pumps them pure full of hunger for the living Christ!

It's always after the Thursday dinners that we are truly fed with the only food that lasts... the only food that feeds the soul. The eternal food. We eat the word!

Shouldn't we be teaching the young that you never leave the table without chewing on the real bread?
The word of God is alive.....the reading of scripture is life. After all aren't we all really starving? Starving for the eternal life? eternal peace? eternal Joy?

Praying for God's word to be pumped through their it permeates deep down into their heart giving them a hunger for more.

Sometimes teens can be loud and there is always interruptions, but I gently push forward knowing that the enemy is knocking.......not wanting us to feed this future generation with the eternal food.
It's the kind of food that saves...........changes us all deep down to the core of who we are.

Wanting so badly for these teens to eat again and again......summer is near and the teen studies have
come to a close..... praying for these teens not to stop the feeding.
Without question I will start a study again for them in the's a personal journey that God has me on
to plant a seed..........a seed for a future generation that hungers for the world but has a heart for God!
Wanting them to remember that everytime they sit to eat that they can't live life without the filling of the real nourishment..........the kind that saves...........the eternal food.

John 6:51;

 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

all of grace,