Everyone’s got a spiritual hunger. Everybody. The question everyone is confronted with is how you are going to fill that spiritual hunger? Because the great danger that all of us face is that we will spend our lives chasing after things we think will satisfy that spiritual hunger, but are ultimately empty. Jesus proclaimed that He is the bread of life, because He alone can meet the deepest longings of our hearts.
The Bible mentions the heart over 1000 times. Clearly, there is something of great importance about our hearts. But for many of us, we haven’t learned the habits and practices to look after our heart. Learning to ‘tend your heart’ is essential if we’re going to live free.
There are few things more demoralising and disruptive to our relationship with God than habitual sin. We try so hard to stop our destructive behaviours, but nothing seems to change. But what if you could be free? Not just more disciplined, but so free that you’re not even tempted by the things you currently feel powerless to resist. That’s the freedom that is available to us in Jesus.
Many people scoff at the notion of an unseen spiritual battle being waged over our hearts and minds. But according to the Bible, that is the reality we live in. If we’re going to live free, we must recognise that spiritual warfare exists and learn to use the spiritual weapons God has given us.
Many of us carry around negative labels about ourselves like loser, disappointment, ugly, stupid, etc. Those labels define our lives — we either surrender to them, believing they’re true, or we live our lives trying to disprove them. But what if we could shed those labels? Throughout the Bible, God gives people a new name, a new identity and a new purpose for their lives.