“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.”
— John 6:35, HCSB
As we need food to sustain our physical strength, so do we need Christ, the Bread from heaven, to sustain spiritual life and impart strength to work the works of God. As the body is continually receiving the nourishment that sustains life and vigor, so the soul must be constantly communing with Christ, submitting to Him and depending wholly upon Him.
A divine element combines with the human when the soul reaches out after God and the longing heart can say, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.”
The words of God are the wellsprings of life. As you seek unto those living springs you will, through the Holy Spirit, be brought into communion with Christ. Familiar truths will present themselves to your mind in a new aspect.
As the Holy Spirit opens to you the truth you will treasure up the most precious experiences and will long to speak to others of the comforting things that have been revealed to you. When brought into association with them you will communicate some fresh thought in regard to the character or the work of Christ. You will have some fresh revelation of His pitying love to impart to those who love Him and to those who love Him not.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you.”... as you impart you will receive in richer and more abundant measure. Every revelation of God to the soul increases the capacity to know and to love.
The continual cry of the heart is, “More of Thee,” and ever the Spirit’s answer is, “Much more.” For our God delights to do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.”
To Jesus, who emptied Himself for the salvation of lost humanity, the Holy Spirit was given without measure. So it will be given to every follower of Christ when the whole heart is surrendered for His indwelling.
Our Lord Himself has given the command, “Be filled with the Spirit,” and this command is also a promise of its fulfillment. It was the good pleasure of the Father that in Christ should “all the fullness dwell,” and “in Him ye are made full.”
— Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, p.19,20
Submit to Christ and depend wholly on Him. With a longing heart say, “My soul waits only on God, for my expectation is from Him.”
Seek truth through the living words of God, through the Holy Spirit be brought into communion with Christ.
Speak to others of the comforting things the Holy Spirit reveals to you. Communicate fresh thoughts in regard to the character or the work of Christ.
Surrender the whole heart to Jesus for His indwelling and “Be filled with the Spirit.” This command is also a promise!