Hunger: a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient
Crave: to yearn for; to want greatly
In today’s devotion titled Thirsting After God, Os Hillman explains,
The first requirement to move in greater power and authority in God is to hunger for it. Yet even this hunger is born from God. Elisha hungered after God. Elisha saw many miracles as Elijah’s servant. But he wanted more. He wanted a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. When he asked Elijah for this, the prophet responded, “You have asked a difficult thing.” It wasn’t because it couldn’t be granted. Elijah knew that with great anointing came a great weight of responsibility and difficulty.
It’s day 11 of my fast; the halfway point. The process of detox, the constant headache, feeling lethargic, and most of all denying myself of things I know I can have has been more than difficult. The time and energy it takes to prepare the foods I can eat has proven to be challenging. You have to spend time researching recipes, reading the backs of labels, and checking ingredients. A lot of energy goes into eating cleaner foods.
I am not sure what is waiting on the other side of this fast, but I can say that my cravings for certain foods have subsided. And now, I crave love, joy, and peace.
This is just one of my daily prayers during this particular part of the journey.