HUNGER: A NECESSARY SPIRITUAL GIFT
And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul…. Deuteronomy 11:13. KJV
The opening verse explains a posture of a hungry believer looking at the critical emphasis placed on “serve him with all your heart and with all your soul”…. It shows a total surrender of the human will to the purposes of the father. The NIV translation added, “your entire being”, so in essence, you covered by a cocoon and your life revolves around the terms of living in that cocoon only in this case, we are in God and truly if an earthly father knows how to give good gifts to his children, how much more our heavenly father. Furthermore, this was the disposition of Jehoshaphat when he sought the Lord in II Chronicles 20:3-4.
Believers in this state are characterized by deliberate intentions in their Christian walk with God – eager to continually walk in love rather than the morality and legality of men. We begin to find certain words characterising this state such as serving, determination, asking, longing, seeking and many more from scriptures. While all of these words seem to be the same, it gives a deliberate urgency to the subject matter.
Hunger as a spiritual gift is therefore not a light matter as a Christ believer, because it is in hunger you grow.
When there is hunger, there will always be rains and rains cause the growth of seeds that have been sown. The things of the spirit are birthed upon a hunger – a strong desire.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the entirety of my being is encapsulated in desperate hunger for You. In my every day to day living, I desire you. In my going out and coming in, I desire you. Never will I come to a point wherein my soul yearns no more for the rain. I receive with thanksgiving this gift of more.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14