Running Hard after God
In our daily lives, we run after something whether knowingly or unknowingly. Some of us run after careers, others run after money. Unfortunately, very few of us run after God. Recently, in our three nights of Revival Conference in New York City, an anointed man of God drove about three hours to have fellowship with me in New York City. It is not me he is chasing after but the Presence of God. The priority of God’s presence has been lost in the modern church. Tommy Tenney said “We’re like bakeries that are open, but have no bread… and are not interested in bread anymore!”
In John 12, the Pharisees were upset at the parade when Jesus came in His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. They completely missed the hour of Jesus’ visitation. God is raining down His 'freshly baked bread' again into His house today. There is much more of God available today than we have ever imagined but we have to press in for God’s best.
This pastor has experienced much of God, yet he presses in as he has heard that God is raining down fresh bread lately in New York City where we ministered. He was so impressed when he witnessed what God was doing that he invited many friends of his that were also pastors to the next meeting. Joy and excitement overflowed in his heart and he shared his encounter with God during this meeting on Facebook to let others know so that they can come to the meeting and be touched by God mightily! The Lord touched all the pastors tremendously and they began to testify of the greatness and goodness of God. Hearing about an awesome meeting is totally different from witnessing it with our own eyes. Sometimes, news passed around can be distorted. Winston Churchill once said “we can never reach our destination if we stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” What a revelation! In our Christian walk, we cannot stop the dogs from barking but we should not be distracted and delayed by interacting with the dogs.
Let this article be an encouragement to run after God and ask Him to rain down fresh bread from heaven to reignite the revival Fire God has deposited in every heart! If you don't know how to get fresh bread from heaven, then go to a place where you know fresh bread is being poured down! Learn and then you can be the vessel God uses to help others receive fresh bread too! We must desire every day for the fresh bread of His Presence. Let us all continually be desperately hungry for Him!