Hunger For More Of God!
A lot of inspirational books written by life coaches underline the fact that except one is hungry, success in life is unattainable. They argue that one has to continually want more and a person’s level of success is commensurate to his/her level of hunger. These great teachings have made most go single-mindedly into the market place to attain success and it is working too albeit to the peril of certain aspects of their lives. Friend, this same principle applies to us as children of God. If we desire to grow, know more of God and reign with Christ on the other side of eternity we must be hungry for more of Him. The reality is that if we do not hunger, we cannot be fed. For instance, you don’t give food to a child that is not hungry, such will waste it. One thing about the Almighty God is that He never wastes anything. Take a look at nature! Everything was created with a specific purpose, to fulfill a specific purpose, whether good or bad (Romans 9 and 2Timothy 2:20-21). However, if one lives by the teachings of ‘more’ of the world, one will not be content as there will always be a terrible desire to acquire more, leading to a terrible and dangerous path: “What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will reward each according to what he has done” (Matthew 16:26-27).
In Christ, God warned that we are not equally to think seeking godliness is another means of acquiring wealth (1Timothy 6:5b-6). Thus our hunger should not be for material things that will perish in this world with no eternal value; but our hunger should be for God and more of Him. It is not until we give fat offerings and do some great works in His service that our hunger will be quenched, rather He commands “Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost!” (Isaiah 55:1). This means our hunger for more of Him is not satisfied by a feat we must perform on our part, but to only come to Him. It does not matter when you gave your life to Christ or when you were arrested by Him; it does not matter also what your station is in life. To know more of Him is free for ‘whosoever’ will come. The clincher is this: “Pay attention and come to Me; listen, so that you will live, I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the promises assured to David” (Isaiah 55:3). The Lord is saying as you hunger for more of Him, the sure mercies He gave to David are equally yours. And He ends the chapter by re-emphasizing the fact that none of His word will fail concerning you. Are you hungry for more of Him? Then come, and you will be filled in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.