When’s the last time you were hungry? It may have been a few hours ago. Or maybe you’re hungry right now. So what are you going to do about it? I imagine you’re going to feed yourself. Then you won’t be hungry anymore. Easy.
We talk about having a hunger for God, seeking to satisfy our deepest cravings with more of Him. And hunger is a good proxy for this kind of desire because it’s so tangible—we all know exactly what it feels like to hunger for something. But hungering after God isn’t the same as hungering after food. It’s not quite as easy to be satisfied.
So hunger brings us close to the heart of our cravings but not all the way there. It puts the notes on the page, but it doesn’t play them. In our hunger, we hear deeper sounds within us, longing for more of anything that will satisfy. We take in bread to satisfy our physical hunger, but we wonder how to take in the Bread of Life to satisfy our spiritual hunger.
This week’s chapter is titled “Hunger,” and in some respects, it’s the heart of the book. There’s a lot going on in this chapter, so bring your brain, but bring your heart as well. Recognizing our hunger is one thing; feeling that hunger, and knowing what will satisfy it is something else entirely.
If you’ve ever hungered for more of God, I think you might enjoy this chapter. You can go to the downloads page for more information, or you can download the chapter and watch the chapter video below.
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May God grant us the grace to hunger for Him alone so we might be satisfied.
Hungering For More of God With You,