God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 NKJV
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God. It is something that must be developed, tended to and protected. Your hunger will determine your passion for the things of God.
God has created man with a God-shaped vacuum that can only be filled with Himself. Many seek to fill that void with things of the world, with false religions and cults. It’s only when we’re acquainted with God through His Son Jesus Christ that that void is filled.
The Bible says “Ye must be born again.” When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, He makes us new. The Bible refers to us as “born again” and “new creatures in Christ.” That simply means that the spirit man who is the real man is new. Man is more than a body. We are a spirit, we have a soul and we live in a body. However, being born again is only the beginning. God desires that we grow up. Physically as we feed our bodies, along with exercise, we begin to grow and develop. But it’s entirely possible to be a Christian and still remain a babe. Spiritually, we don’t grow with the passage of time, like we do physically. We need, however, the right diet, which is the Word of God. We must begin to read the Bible and put it into practice in order to grow.
Unfortunately people want just enough to keep just enough of God in their lives to get by. Like the old commercial for Brill Cream, “A little dab will do you.” Many people settle for a little dab when God has provided everything for us in His Word that we’ll ever need to be successful in this life.
To make it in life, you can’t just have a “little dab”. You must stir yourself up and get hungry for God and the things of God. Once you taste the good Word of God and let the presence of God do a work in your life, then you’ll begin to develop and grow in your relationship with Him.
What happens is that people want in an hour session of counseling what they should have been receiving all along through their walk with the Lord. We can’t wait until there is a catastrophe to run to God. There needs to be a daily hunger for Him…daily reading, daily prayer and planting yourself in a local church body, where you can grow and serve.
If you want to be a success, you must give spiritual things a priority. Many give God one hour a week, but still want God to give them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He is merciful but how much better it would be if we gave Him our all? If you mean business with God, He’ll mean business with you.
The storms of life will come to us all. The difference is, are you ready for them? DO you have the right foundation? The winds of adversity will blow, the rain of life will pour, but the one founded upon the rock, the one who practices the Word of God will stand.
So don’t let your motto be “A little dab will do.” Step over into the fullness of what God has for you. Your life will truly never be the same.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.