Devotionals by Bayless Conley

The Vital Sign of Hunger for God's Word

It is not unusual for someone who becomes physically sick to lose their appetite.  In fact, when a person is deathly ill, the doctor will often pull loved ones aside and say, "Try to get them to eat something.  If they're going to recover, they have to eat."

The same is true when someone is sick spiritually.  They lose their appetite for spiritual things.  They lose their appetite for the Word of God.  In fact, when you see a believer who has lost his or her hunger for God's Word, it is a sure sign that person needs to be revived.

At least three times in Psalm 119, the psalmist tells us that one of the ways God will revive you when you are spiritually weak is through His Word.

In verse 25 he says,

My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to Your word.

In verse 107 he says,

I am afflicted very much; revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.

And then in verse 154 he says it again,

Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word.

If you are going to be revived, it will be in large part according to or through the Word of God.  In fact, what the psalmist is literally saying is, "Give me life.  Revive me through Your Word."  The more you feed on God's Word, the more you hunger for it.

So a critical vital sign of the spiritual life is a hunger, an appetite, for God's Word.  There is a renewed hunger for spiritual truth when you are revived.  As you feed upon His Word, it will give you more life, it will give you more strength, and it will give you spiritual vitality.


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Answers with Bayless Conley broadcast is impacting lives around the world in numerous languages.

"For years I struggled while searching for answers,” says Bayless. “I never forget where I came from, nor how broken and hurting I was before a simple, clear Gospel message changed my life. That’s why I strive to make the message of Christ understandable and relevant to the everyday lives of people. Even as a young Christian, I was still so filled with questions. I saw a guy in the park one day, and he had a sticker on his guitar case. It said ‘Answers—they are in the Bible.' I was so struck by that. It’s where the name for our broadcast came from, because the answers to life will only be found in the Bible."

 

About Bayless Conley

Bayless Conley is a church leader and speaker known for his clear presentation of the Bible message and the way he applies it to everyday life.

Bayless grew up in Southern California where, during his teenage years, he became involved in a lifestyle of drug and alcohol abuse.  After years of searching for truth, and a number of near-death experiences, he found answers and freedom in Jesus when a 12-year-old boy shared God's message of hope with him in a park one day.

Bayless' unique background and remarkable story have enabled him to reach a diverse audience globally.

Bayless and his wife, Janet, are the parents of three grown children, and enthusiastic grandparents of three. Together they lead Cottonwood Church in Orange County, California, and passionately pursue life, God, and family.

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