To Hunger

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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. 

“I want to know this love that surpasses knowledge so that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19).  All else is just an empty way of life handed down by bored and unmotivated forefathers.  No thanks! Give me Jesus! If I make someone else uncomfortable, well that’s too bad.”  – Beth Moore, taken from Personal Reflection Series on John, the beloved Disciple.

What do you hunger for?  Do you live to eat or eat to live?

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