There are many things in our lifetime that don’t go just as wished.
However, spiritual instincts can be always filled with the Word of God,
the passion that longs for spirituality, and prayer with faith.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(Matthew 5:3)”
This verse means that the person who feels poor in his heart because he doesn’t
have heaven in his spirit has no choice but to pray so he can fill his heart with
heaven through prayer.
You will suffer a tremendous loss if you ignore the spiritual instinct which exists
eternally while being faithful to the physical instincts such as what you will eat, drink
and wear. You as a spiritual being have to live focusing on the spiritual instinct.
Also, you should have spiritual desire. Praying a lot is to satisfy the spiritual desire.
The person who is full of spiritual desire is this: listening to the Words of God
longing for it in services, reading the Bible diligently, and trying to fulfill the Words.
A blind man, Bartimaeus, couldn’t meet Jesus surrounding by the crowds but
Jesus stopped when he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
(Mark 10:47). Eventually, his earnest prayer stopped the Son of God.
Jesus stands before the person who wants to meet him and talks to him.
He stops walking to answer your prayer.
Likewise, earnest prayer of whom is eager for spirituality makes God work.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4).
He who mourns prays earnestly and God answers to the earnest prayer.
My beloved brothers and sisters! Please, Feel the spiritual thirst and pray to fill
that spiritual thirst.
/ Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #384 (2014-05-03)