A Hungry Life
Today’s reading in the Chronological One Year Bible is in Exodus 33. In verse three, the Lord tells Moses “Go up to this land that flows with milk and honey. But I will not travel among you, for you are a stubborn and rebellious people. If I did, I would surely destroy you along the way.” NLT
How must Moses have felt? Would he have thought,”No way, there is absolutely no way that I am going any further without You”. That is the place I need to be in my life. “Lord, there is no way I am going to try to raise these kids, love this husband, speak into the lives of others unless it is You in me!”
Pricilla Shirer in He Speaks to Me says, “…Moses needed God’s presence more than God’s victory over his enemies, more than his ability to lead the people, more than physical food and water, and more than another miracle. Nothing else would do.” pg. 158
Luke 6:21 tells us “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied…”. Do I hunger for His presence in my life MORE than anything else? Do I recognize that without His presence in my life, everything I do is merely fingerprints of Lynn instead of the mighty handprints of God?
What is it that we are asking the Lord for that we believe we need; that we believe will satisfy us? Is it financial provision? Marriage healing? Friendships to fill the loneliness?
In her book, Priscilla tells us to ask: What are the things we think about at night when we are trying to sleep? What do you find yourself talking about most during the day? Those are the things that we are hungry for.
The Lord promises us that He will fill our hunger, but we need to first recognize what our hunger truly is – it’s for more of Him.
Lord, take us to the place that we cannot go to on our own: where we are hungry, desperate and starving for You. When we are there, You cannot wait to run to us and fill us until we are completely satisfied!
Lynn, your post makes me think of that chorus, “You are the Air I breathe”. Words repeat, “And I’m desperate for You”.
Lord, create that hunger in me and then fill it with Yourself,