Hi dear friends.
It's taken me a few days to put into words the message God has placed in my heart to share with you. I am confident that if you are reading this, it is not by accident or chance but because it is the will of God. Be blessed.
Have you ever been so hungry that your stomach cannot keep silent?
Have you been so hungry that you cannot think straight?
Have you been so hungry that you eat the first thing you can, only to regret it later?
Hunger defined: 1. a compelling need or desire for food. 2. the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food. 3. a shortage of food; famine. It may very well be that you are not experiencing physical hunger yet experiencing all of the symptoms above.
Do you have a compelling need?
Do you have an unmet desire in your life?
Are you encountering a painful sensation?
Are you found in a state of weakness?
Is their a shortage for a basic need in your life?
Are you going through a dry season, a famine and/or barely surviving?
If you answered yes to 1 or all of the above, you are hungry!
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. john 6:35
Just like physical hunger, our spirit groans to be filled. That is why we search for fulfillment in so many outlets: friends, food, shopping, relationships, career, success, hobbies, etc... you name it! We all seek to be filled. Much like physical hunger, our spirit is restless and cannot think straight. Our minds are so focused on our current state that we miss out on life. We are a self consumed generation, "it is all about me... what about me... poor me!" And sad to say, we can be so spiritually empty that we intake anything and everything but Jesus to be filled, only to regret it later because it never truly satisfied.
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:1-3
So often, we are so hungry that we will eat just about anything. So it is with the spiritual hunger, we are so desperate that we turn to the first thing the world offers. The Word of God so clearly reminds us that in our flesh nothing good dwells, so I encourage you today: forsake the garbage this world offers and turn to Jesus. Many times, we seek the council of a friend or we rather go read what another Christian has to say, and to this I say, the Word of God cannot be substituted. As a baby desires milk, desire and seek to be filled with the Word of God. Then and only than will you be fully satisfied and quenched. "We cannot satisfy a physical hunger with a physical solution." -Pedro Garcia
Only Jesus can satisfy your hungry heart. So whether you are hungry for love, hungry for affection, hungry for romance- Jesus is the only source of fulfillment. If your hunger is for knowledge, wisdom or for purpose- only Jesus can fill you with these. Maybe your hungry for life, your hungry because life has not been easy and now you are empty- go to Jesus and you will never hunger again. Whatever your hunger may be, Jesus can and will feed you.
I leave you with these amazing promises in God's Word:
How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the woman who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:6
For it was I, the Lord your God, who rescued you. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. Psalm 81:10
By the power of your hand, O Lord, destroy those who look to this world for their reward. But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. Psalm 17:14
When you open your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing. Psalm 145:16
They will neither hunger nor thirst. Isaiah 49:10
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing. Psalm 34:10
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Luke 6:21
Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb (Jesus) who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:15-17