You are meant to be hungry - not starving

July 24, 2016

 

Hunger is a gift from God, starvation is a plan of the enemy.

 

We know that in the natural to be hungry is evidence of being healthy. If our children lose their appetite, then we know something is not quite right. If I lost my appetite I reckon Linda would think I was dying. Yet when it comes to spiritual matters we tend to ignore the fact that sometimes we loose appetite for the things of God, in fact sometimes we can be starving ourselves from Gods best and not think much of it.

 

In the natural we get hungry when we have not eaten, but in the spiritual there is a different dynamic at work, we get hungry when we eat. There is a lot of Moorish taste in the things of God, that we should want more, and do not worry you will not get fat as God has created in you a spiritual vacuum that He desires to fill.

 

Eccl 3:11 He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. NIV

 

If you do not think you have capacity for the things of God think on this verse, He has set eternity in the hearts of men. There is eternal space, eternal desire, put into the hearts of all people, the question is have you tasted anything of God that you want more?

 

Ps 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; NIV

 

For me tasting the presence of God, tasting the love of God, tasting the power of God, tasting relationship with God, tasting anything of the reality of my heavenly Father, is more morrish than eating one Oatie biscuit, and I cannot eat just one, if I was allowed I would eat the whole packet in one go.

 

An experience of the infilling presence and power of our Father should make us hungry for more, and that experience has been made available through Jesus Christs death and resurrection. It is not an experience available for a few favoured people. It is not for the well educated, the rich, the holy ones, the young, the old, but to everyone. Wrigglesworth a great healing evangelist of his time had once tasted of the reality of Jesus in his life that he became hungry for more. He was an illiterate plumber until he was 56 years old before he was hit (by the power of God. He had a banquet encounter which convinced him that the great gift of Holy Spirit was available for everyone to make heaven principles a reality in the heart, mind and body of everyone who wanted it – An encounter with God is available for everyone.

 

Hunger causes you to dream of better and bigger things. When you are satisfied with what you have you will be stuck in the present when you are meant to be pursuing the eternal future and bringing what is in heaven onto earth. You are the future now because you are in relationship with a Father who has a future for you which is available even now.

 

Have you stopped dreaming about what your life could look like if you allowed God to totally invade your world. Have you stopped dreaming about what your family relationships could look like if you partnered with God to bring about kingdom realities? Have you stopped dreaming what this town would look like if Gods power and love invaded not only the hearts of the many but the systems of principles of authorities and businesses.

 

 

 

Psalm 107:33-38 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,

34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.

35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;

36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.

37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;

38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish. NIV

 

Note verse 35 God will turn deserts into pools of water. He intends to take what appears to be dead, lifeless, draining into something refreshing that can bring life. If you think the systems of this world are lifeless and draining, look up to the God who waters the earth.

 

Why is He going to do this? He is going to do this for those who are HUNGRY for Him, so that they can establish a different city where they can live. Not just the salvation of souls, but a completely different order. You Gods people will plant vineyards and see a bountiful harvest and increase in great numbers – if you are HUNGRY for Him.

 

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