MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS-“As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.” PS.42
“If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.” John Piper
Having a hunger for God all the days of our lives takes a major God intervention. It is not our natural vent in life to stay passionate for God. Unless your Enoch! Augustine even says our hands are so full we have a hard time grasping God. I believe sometimes we just have to reevaluate our lives and ask him to do whatever it takes in us to create this supernatural hunger. It’s learning to value our communion with him so much that our lives depend on it. Taking His word as precious promises for our meat and drink. Learning to drink daily at the fountain of Christ isn’t as easy as some would think. David knew as in the Apostle Paul it’s an all or nothing kinda life. Has the desire awaken in you to become radical enough to count the cost and thirst for HIM? Even in our setbacks and disappointments we can step out of the negativity and know that God has something bigger, more stunning then any of us can ever imagine. When I allow this Holy Ghost take over so to speak, my life takes on a higher dimension. It’s not me fighting the world, me fighting my enemies, or me tackling every project in my own strength. Thank God, when he takes over and gives me this supernatural hunger something supernatural happens. He gives me fresh affections, an ability to become holy, amazing love for the body of Christ and others. I find even my politics become guided by him. Imagine that!
Piper again says this:
“The strongest, most mature Christians I have ever met are the hungriest for God. It might seem that those who eat most would be least hungry. But that’s not the way it works with an inexhaustible fountain, and an infinite feast, and a glorious Lord. When you take your stand on the finished work of God in Christ, and begin to drink at the River of Life and eat the Bread of Heaven, and know that you have found the end of all your longings,”
Even when we are filled to the full, we still remain unsatiated and expectant. God has so much for us, we have only just begun, my soul ‘thirst for God, for the living God.”