What Would It Look Like to Feast on Jesus?

by Angie Thomas

As Laurie was having us consider our favorite meal the other night I started considering, “What would it look like to feast on Jesus?” The thing I thought was so interesting as a few people shared about the people and circumstances surrounding their favorite meal is that every person’s “favorite” was so unique.  It seems that how we come to feast on Jesus might be just as unique.

My hope and prayer for each of you is that you will search, pray, and find the unique ways in which you can grow and deepen in your relationship with Jesus.  He is not an idea or a religion, He is a Person and desires to have a personal, intimate relationship with you.  Your relationship with Him will not look exactly like anyone else’s because as we read in Psalm 139 this past week you are fearfully and wonderfully made, with your own special talents, weaknesses, and struggles.

So, what would it look like for you to really enjoy and find delight in time alone with Jesus? Do you sense His presence deeply when you are in nature? Perhaps you love to learn and study.  A Study Bible or commentary may help you deepen your appreciation for Him and His Word. Are there certain songs or type of worship music that help to draw you into worship? What is your favorite passage of Scripture or book of the Bible where you are encouraged and your mind is transformed? Perhaps you learn better when you are exercising or being physically active? Take your phone with you and listen to the audio version of the Bible. Do you enjoy drawing or writing? Get a fun journal and write out your prayers to the Lord and include pictures, etc. These are just a few suggestions to get you started!

If you have never considered these questions, don’t be afraid to just ask Jesus to help you discover ways in which you can deepen in your walk with Him.  When we are challenging you to spend time every day doing your study, our intention is not so you will complete paperwork and memorize empty words.  Our heart cry is that you will meet Jesus himself every morning as you work through your homework and study His Word. John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” As you read the Bible, you are taking in Christ. As you memorize Scripture, it’s like what happens when you memorize the face of someone you love. You are memorizing Christ and his character so you can recall it when it might not be right in front of you.

I thought I might list some different resources that you might find helpful as you seek to feast more and more on Jesus. May they greatly bless you as you continue to pursue Him.


  • YouVersion Bible–you can not only read and listen to the Bible in audio form if you prefer, there are also tons of reading, devotional plans available for free on this app.  Thistlebend has several! If you go to “Plans’ and type in “Thistlebend Ministries” it will give you several devotional reading plans that are available online.
  • Blue Letter Bible–great for commentaries that can be accessed directly from a passage. I highly recommend Matthew Henry’s commentary.  There will be several to pick from but I really enjoy his.  This app is also great because you can copy and paste Scriptures from there directly into emails, texts, or notes on your phone.
  • Prayer Prompter (I believe this may be only available for iphones or ipads)– I love this app for organizing my prayer time.  You can enter in your own prayers for people in your life and include Scriptures, etc. It also provides Scriptures for you to do the ACTS style of prayer (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).
  • Podcasts–you can listen to sermons from your church or other respectable, Bible teaching pastors. Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church), David Platt (The Church at Brook Hills), Tim Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church), and Allistar Begg (Truth for Life) are just a few of my personal favorites.


  • Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotional (this can actually be accessed online for free everyday at www.truthforlife.org under the tab “Daily Devotionals.”
  • Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
  • Daily Light

May you delight richly in Jesus and His love for you!

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