From the Pastor's Desk

Job 23:10-12 - “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”
 

In the verse above we acknowledge that God is watching over our lives.  He sees the decisions that we take, as we order our steps.  Somehow, he uses our choices, to bring us to greater purity, fruitfulness and blessing.  We see, even through the “hard things” that we must go through, that He has a plan to make us better, not bitter. Our responsibility is to follow Him closely as the verse above describes. 
 

We seek His ways in the Word of God, that we might follow in those great truths.  We also seek to hear His voice, by the speaking of the Holy Spirit.  We make the choice to establish the ultimate priority of our lives—that being, hearing and obeying Him!  This priority becomes so precious to us that we see it, as more important than food—that which sustains our biological lives.  We can pray and fast because we so desire His intervention and His life-clarifying, life-directing voice spoken into our lives.  We pre-choose to win in the competition between natural and spiritual appetite.
 

We have discovered that desiring and pursuing the knowledge of His will and the enactment of His will, as supreme.  What is more important than hearing His voice?  What is more important than His manifestation in our lives?  Esau chose to run with his natural appetite for food and lost his birthright.  That lesson is in the Bible, to teach us that the temporal, the physical, and the earthly mean little in comparison with our appetite for Him and His voice.  Let us “eat” the bread that comes from Heaven!