An odd title that I presume has caught someone’s attention. There are viable reasons for hunger.
- Hunger tells us that we are in need.
- Hunger directs us to be satisfied.
Think of hunger as your gas gauge reminding you that you need refueling and if you don’t eat you’ll become weak and …
Think of hunger as a reminder that you are not self-sufficient; that you are mortal, finite, and dependent. Hunger is a humbling tool. It reminds us that we’re not gods. We cannot self-generate fuel for ourselves. The hunger can only be satisfied outside of ourselves.
Am I writing about physical or spiritual hunger?
We will not find spiritual satisfaction and contentment looking inwards. It’s not there. We are creatures who need our Creator to fulfill us, to satisfy us, to make us whole. A person is complete in Christ, nowhere else.
Two Thoughts about Hunger:
1. If you have a hunger for the spiritual, for the Holy, please be absolutely sure that you are seeking and partaking of the right food. There is a lot of junk food out there claiming to have the daily nutrition that you need. There are many voices telling you that they have the truth. We need help to know what is good, right, healthy – the truth.
Advice: Educate yourself in sound biblical theology. Read from various sources. Kool-aid drinkers are either afraid of tasting something else or they are too stubborn/prideful to admit that there is knowledge outside of their kool-aid well.
2. If you do not have a hunger for something greater than yourself, that’s not a good thing. You’re not that special. Life isn’t all about you. Man does not live on bread, pizza, hamburgers, or yogurt … or self alone. We need more and what we need is more important that physical food. What advantage is there to be satisfied in this life and be found wanting when you step out of it? You need spiritual food. It begins with realizing your need, that you are spiritual impoverished – Matthew 5:3, and then admitting your condition and need–Matthew 5:4.
Advice: Pray to the Lord God to give you a hunger for Him. Tell Him that you want to hunger and thirst for the eternal, for His kingdom, and for truth that is found in Christ Jesus. This prayer doesn’t require a feeling, just an effort. This is acting on the Scripture, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8).” Jesus promised: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6).” God can give you a desire for Him and to seek Him.
Lamentations 3:25 (NCV) — 25 The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to those who seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 (NCV) — 6 Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.
Are you hungry? If not, seek to be hungry for the eternal, for the truth, and for the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.