Hunger And Thirst For More (1)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.- Matthew 5: 6
The deeper we go in God, the better our lives become; the more we submit to His will, the better for us. That is the more reason why God created a hunger in every man. It has been discovered that if you are hungry, the taste of food will not matter much to you; as long as your stomach is filled, everything will taste good in your mouth. It is because everything tastes good to a hungry man. As children of God, God does not want us to lose our hunger for spiritual things. As natural parents, we get worried when our child does not show the desire for food. So also, God does not want your spiritual hunger to abate.
Why did God create hunger? Why does He use those who hunger in the spirit? It is because when you are satisfied in yourself, you would not want to go further; it is only a living child that can be hungry.
Experiencing the fullness of God is only for those who are spiritually hungry. God wants us to have a desire to want more of Him. God wants you to create a space in your heart for Him to fill. But if you are already filled, nothing can be put there again. God wants you to come to Him empty; having a desire to be filled. It is only when you are spiritually hungry that you will ask God to fill you with more of His spirit.
Wanting more of God brings total satisfaction. Nothing humbles you like hunger and God made judicious use of it for the children of Israel. When a man is stubborn, hunger humbles him quickly. God tests us to make us realize what is in our hearts. God knows what is in our hearts, but we Do not know ourselves; so God's tests reveal the true state of our hearts.
The rate at which you get promoted in life does not depend on God (so to say), but on you, as seen in Deuteronomy 8:2-3. If only you can learn your lessons quickly, there is no reason for God to delay you in a class. There is no reason for God to delay your promotion if He is sure you will not fail. God does not promote anyone on trial. Even in the natural, no one gets promoted without passing a stage successfully first.
Once God is interested in you if it takes you twenty years to learn His ways; that is how long your promotion will be delayed. That was why, for the Israelites, God allowed 11 days journey to become a journey of forty years. That was how long it took the Israelites to learn on their way to the Promise Land.
God fills you according to your capacity so let your desire for Him be much and He will fill you up. Whatever you have gone through is a set-up for your future, so be hungry for God. Once you discover God's purpose for your life, pursue it with all your zeal and great things will happen in your life. No sane father will give a gun to a ten-year-old boy; he waits till the boy is mature to handle it wisely. Pass the test of God and prove to heaven that you are qualified for His blessings.
Prayer: I desire you more than anything/anyone else, increase my desire for you, let me continually hunger and thirst for you in JESUS NAME
Further Reading: John 4:13-15; Isaiah 66:1-2
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Numbers 22:21-23:30; Luke 1:57-80; Psalm 58:1-11; Proverbs 11:12-13