When we aren't hungry or thirsty and someone offers us something to eat or drink, we respectfully refuse. This physical act can be compared spiritually. If we are not hungry or thirsty for God or the things of God; we don’t want them and we refuse them. To increase our desire, we have the privilege of praying for a deeper hunger and thirst for God.
God wants us to enjoy our lives but He will have no other god’s before Himself. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” (Exodus 20:3-4) If we are not careful, anything we exalt over God may be pulled out from under us; this includes people, things or activities. God is a jealous God. “You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.” (Exodus 34:14)
When we live our lives hungry and thirsty for the things of God, we will crave them. We will go after them and only God can satisfy those deep desires inside us. We will mature and receive revelation, wisdom and spiritual knowledge. Things that seemed of utmost importance will decrease and our passion for God will increase. Our passion and desire to show compassion and win others over for Christ will intensify. Meaning and purpose will reveal itself and we will be given power and wisdom from the Holy Spirit. We will walk in life with more than we could ever ask for and we will see, hear and know things with our spiritual senses and not just our physical being. “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20)
I am praying and asking God to help me deeply and greatly desire for more of Him in my life. This life is full of so much that is temporal and will pass us by. But more importantly is the eternal aspects of every living soul on earth. This is not small or tedious but of Great concern for God. This is “The Great Commission”. God wants to use us to reach lost and weary hearts for the sake of Christ.
We are each a vessel God lives in and works through. He gives us power, ability and all we need to help reach others with His love and word. Let’s walk closer with God daily and watch how he makes us more successful in living for Him, doing His works.
Dive in and be refreshed by His living water! Dive in and be ever filled and fulfilled by His word which is the “Bread of Life”. Amen!
John 6:35 " Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
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