"Out of their innermost being will flow rivers of living water."

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The Words of Jesus of Nazareth by Lee Cantelon

Food for the Soul

 

It is written: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out from the mouth of God."

 

I am the bread of life: if you come to me, you will never again hunger spiritually; and if you believe in me, you will never again know spiritual thirst. Rise up! Take hold of the living bread, the spiritual bread that has come down from heaven: if you eat of this bread, you will live forever. The bread that I offer you is my life, which I give for the life of the world. I am the bread of life come down from heaven so that you may feast on spiritual food, and because of this receive spiritual life and not die.

 

All of your energies are spent in the pursuit of food that perishes; instead, seek spiritual food that will endure forever. This is the food that I long to give you, for God the Father has given me this power.

 

Since childhood you have heard the story of how your ancestors ate manna in the desert, but that was long ago, and now they are ancient memories. In spite of those miracles, Moses was not able to provide the true bread of heaven, that which my Father is offering to you now. For the bread of God is embodied in the one who is speaking to you, who has come down from heaven, and offered his own life for the world.

 

If you understood this, you would beg me to give you living water as well; for whoever drinks natural water soon thirsts again, but whoever drinks of the water that I give will discover a well that springs up within, overflowing with eternal life.

 

Are you thirsting spiritually? Come to me and drink; for they that believe in me, as it has been written, "Out of their innermost being will flow rivers of living water."

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Abba, Father, Lord God, thankful, humble and reflective of the innocence of childhood. Oh how easily it is to feel Jesus, to talk about Jesus, to love Jesus, to believe in Jesus without questioning what we are told and taught. As we get older we still enjoy and want to the children we love know about, love and believe in Jesus, even as we begin to drift away, leaving the tasks of telling and teaching our children about Jesus, or worse our religion, to others; when it is our faith that we should be talking about and teaching, but since like Adam and Eve with knowledge of the world we become aware and we react to our human condition by trying to hide from You, stop wanting to learn about, grow with or even consider the sacrifice of following Jesus, so we tune out the Spirit which is a live within us and walk more and more subconsciously and spend less and less time alone with You in conscious reflection, meditation and prayer. Until we are awakened and the Words of Jesus grasp us by the heart and we know the truth of His Words that we can ‘not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out from the mouth of God’ and that our human condition is passing as we are in physical form mortal, but as spiritual beings we are eternal and the spirit thirst so we need to start at the feet of Jesus on the Cross and drink; living for and believing in Him, for has He tells us  it has been written, ‘Out of their innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ I believe and feel this now this moment, help me keep and walk in this moment, this feeling! In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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Invisible in His own nature, He became visible in ours. Beyond our grasp, He chose to come within our grasp. Existing before all time began, He began to exist in a moment in time. Incapable of suffering as God, He did not refuse to be man, capable of suffering. Immortal, He chose to be subject to the laws of death.

— St. Pope Leo the Great

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1 John 2:12-17

12  I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his sake.  13  I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.  14  I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.  15  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.  16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.  17  And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever. 
Psalm 96:7-10
Luke 2:36-40

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Audio books I am listening to and other books or readings I am reading:

The Processes: Ask and It Is Given, Volume 2 (Unabridged) Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve. As you listen, you’ll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life. It’s your birthright to live a life filled with everything that is good, and this audio program will show you how to make it so in every way!

There’s No Such Thing as "Business" Ethics (Unabridged) Best-selling author and expert on leadership John C. Maxwell claims there is only one rule for business. How does a person judge what is ethical? Sometimes it’s clear. You know Enron’s leaders were in the wrong. But is it always easy to see where the line is in your life? What’s the standard? And can it work in all situations? John C. Maxwell thinks it can. When the New York Times best-selling author, successful businessman, and former pastor was asked about his thoughts on business ethics, his response was, "There’s no such thing. There’s only ethics." Maxwell asserts there’s one ethical standard for all behavior. And you might be surprised by what it’s based on. Did you know that a variation of the Golden Rule exists in every major religion? In There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics, Maxwell shows how people can live with integrity by using the Golden Rule as their standard (regardless of religion, culture, or circumstances). Along the way, he delves into the desires of the human heart, reveals the five most common causes that get people off track ethically, and teaches how to develop the Midas touch when it comes to integrity.

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