None But the Hungry Heart
The following daily devotional is a compilation of writings by various people of faith. It was compiled by Miles Stanford. In reading these devotionals day-by-day our desire is that you will be encouraged in your faith and learn to depend on the Lord Jesus in all circumstances. To find out more about these devotionals click here.
CROSS-LESS CHURCH - November 18, 2019
"I determine not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified " (1 Corinthians 2:2).
The harvest can be no better than the sowing and cultivating. The burden over the need of others develops our hunger of heart to be a "vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use, and prepared unto every good work" (2 Timothy 2:21).
"It is a universal law that everything possessing productive power brings forth 'after its kind.' This is no less true in sharing. 'Religious ministry may be psychic, orthodox, heretical, social, humanitarian, educational, political, or spiritual. In each case it produces results 'after its kind.' But are outward 'results' (as such) the main objective of evangelism? God forbid! By those initiated in the art, 'results' of a kind can be easily and cheaply produced. But the true end of evangelism is the establishment of the Lord Jesus' sovereignty in hearts. This is the work of the Holy Spirit, and it cannot be measured by statistics." -R.W.
"How much there is that is called spiritual that is but flesh! How many of the Lord's people are seeking to touch the living God and fail to find Him and to satisfy their heart-hunger for true fellowship with Him. Theoretically we believe in His presence, but we find only a mere stirring of emotions. We are told of the Spirit's power, but we see results produced by showmanship, oratory, and emotionalism. We are counseled to depend upon the Spirit, but in practice dependence is really on human wisdom, ability, personality and programs. We do not get through, behind all that is of man, to touch the living God." -A.H.
"'Ten thousand tutors! Not many fathers!' How true it is today! Many teachers, but not many willing to suffer, and to bear others on their hearts, until they are borne through their babyhood stage to maturity."
"Preach the Gospel: not with words of wisdom, lest the Cross of Christ be made of none effect" (1 Corinthians 1:17).