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Hunger for God
It’s easy to get swept away in our day-to-day lives, filled with our day-to-day activities. We wake up, we eat breakfast, we drive to work or school, we spend eight hours at work or school, we come home, eat and go to sleep. And eight hours later (on a good day) we repeat the cycle. It’s such an easy cycle to get used to that it’s not any wonder that we forget to contemplate on God’s goodness. It’s not any wonder we forget to hunger for Him.

We hunger for things throughout the day…all the time. We hunger for food, a nap, “some peace and quiet”. We spend major parts of our day hungering for more direction on a project, a vacation, the energy to create an amazing meal when you get home. But how often do we hunger for God. And should we be “starving” ourselves to hunger more of Him? Or should this hunger be an insatiable quest of knowing enough about God that we realize we have to spend the rest of our lives getting to know Him more.

The Scripture says the following: “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track” (Proverbs 3:5). 

Filled by Jesus

How many times during our day and our lives do we try to figure things out on our own? We often forget that hunger that’s inside of us, telling us to listen to God’s voice so we can be filled by his presence and wisdom. The hunger is inside all of us. It’s all about what we use to satisfy that hunger that can only be filled by Jesus himself.

There’s a song by the artist Plumb that’s titled “God-Shaped Hole.” And it basically says that there’s a God-shaped hole in all of us that only God can fill. Well, I think there’s a God-hunger that can only be filled by Him and his Word. We can try to fill it with something else, we can try to ignore it, but it can only be filled by a meaningful relationship with God.

In a world that’s full of trends, where “living a balanced” life has become the “thing to talk about,” may we hunger to live a balanced life. A life that is filled with our day-to-day activities and an insatiable hunger for God. May we marry our day-to-day lives with our God-life and truly experience the ultimate balanced life that was designed for us by our Creator.

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