Are You Hungry?


This morning when I woke up, I heard the Lord ask me: "Are you hungry?"  The answer was, "Yes, I am!"  It has been a long time since I had something to eat.  Somehow, though I knew what He was asking me.  Was I hungry for Him, His Presence, His Word, and all that He is!  (Matthew 5:6)

As I was thinking about being hungry, I began thinking about being hungry and craving after a certain food.  Do you remember the Big Mac attacks?  How about having a craving for, let's say pizza, or ice cream, or maybe something else.  Remember how nothing else satisfied that craving until you had the thing you were hungry for?  Well, it's the same way with God.

You can chase after all kinds of things to try and satisfy the longing you have inside of you.  Some chase after status at work or among friends.  Some chase after sports or music.  Whatever it is you are chasing after, it will not satisfy you until you are completely satisfied by God and His Presence in your life.  Just like you wanting a certain food, until you get it you won't be satisfied.

It's the same thing with God.  You try and try, but you just aren't satisfied. You think that if you do something else it will fill the void, but it doesn't work.  So you move on to something else and it doesn't work.  You just keep repeating the cycle until something sticks.  But it never does!  A lot of people are like that.  Trying to fill a void.  A void that only God and His Presence in your life can fill.

So the question still remains, are you hungry?  If so, are you trying to fill a void that only God can fill?  Like Jesus said in Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled".  Hunger after God like never before.  Crave His Love, His Presence, and His Word.  Then you will be filled and satisfied!