Monday, July 18, 2022

Come Hungry

He restores my soul;
He leads me in paths
of righteousness for 
His name's sake.
Psalm 23:3 


We come hungry.

Often we know we are famished.  Parched in spirit.  Other times we don't fully comprehend the impact of the yawning emptiness within.

Our quest for relief becomes relentlessly misguided as we head down yet another wrong path, looking for some thing, some feeling, some person that will satisfy.  We crave a quick fix, an easy solution, a rush of dopamine, a sugar high, the applause of the crowd.  

But only God.

He quenches the thirst and fills the aching void.  He Himself is our ultimate satisfaction, our living water, our spiritual manna, the source of life itself.

Holy Spirit, please do what You do best - comfort, refresh, convict, prompt, guide, protect, calm, and strengthen.  Delight us with Your refreshing presence.  We hunger and thirst for more of You.

Mold us and re-make us to look more like Jesus.  For His name's sake.  Amen and amen.
Linda
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46 comments:

  1. After my sermon this past Sunday on Sloth (I used it to talk about spiritual laziness and took it away from only physical laziness) I had someone meet me in my office yesterday for just this issue. He was hungry and distant from God and didn't know what to do. Ironically, (not coincidentally) I had worked that morning on the Beatitude in Mt. 5:6- "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness." You are right Linda. Come. Be filled.

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    1. Bill, good morning. How often we didn't even know what we were hungry for ... and it usually wasn't righteousness. How blessed we are when we discover the spiritual feast God has for us, a feast that strengthens our souls and spills out to every other area of our lives.
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  2. Amen! This is beautiful, Linda. May He be our "go to" when we hunger & thirst, for only He can truly satisfy.

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    1. We're so prone to look everywhere else ...
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  3. Amen, Linda! May the Holy Spirit fill us with longing for the righteous nourishment found only in the Lord.
    Blessings!

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    1. Righteous nourishment. I love how you've phrased that, friend!
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  4. Linda, I love this post, I'm praying your closing prayer with you..."Holy Spirit, please do what You do best - comfort, refresh, convict, prompt, guide, protect, calm, and strengthen. Delight us with Your refreshing presence. We hunger and thirst for more of You." Many blessings to you!

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    1. Beth, hi! It's so good to see you again. Yes, let's partner in prayer.
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  5. Amen, Linda. And thank you ... I've been feeling parched and this is helping to reorient my heart.

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    1. Sometimes just naming it gets us reoriented once again, doesn't it ...
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  6. Yes, but only God. Thank you. - Debby

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  7. Thank you Linda for this sweet and heartfelt prayer. I needed this! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Thank you, Linda. I needed this today!

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  9. Amen! Letting God do what He does best - and trusting, believing He does it for each of us! The psalm that seems to speak to every soul!

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    1. Yes, over and over again we realize how timeless and personal His Word is.
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  10. Yes, delight us with Your refreshing Presence, Lord, for You alone satisfy!

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  11. Amen. Especially this: "He quenches the thirst and fills the aching void. He Himself is our ultimate satisfaction, our living water, our spiritual manna, the source of life itself."

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  12. Linda, I needed these words today. It's been a busy, sometimes wearying, season. I'm so thankful God is the one who refreshes and fills us. I needed the reminder.

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    1. I hear you, Jeanne. May we continue to find Him in those weary places.
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  13. just what I needed today. AMEN. thank you

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    1. I'm so grateful ... so glad you've joined us!
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  14. I did sign up for the 1000 hours unplugged and started it today :) Thanks again for the recommendation. I put it on my book blog's site today: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/07/top-ten-tuesday-birthday-wishes.html

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    1. Cindy, thanks for spreading the word! I'm finding this graph to be so motivating!
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  15. Hungry is one thing I'm not
    for in these days I walk with God,
    and surprisingly I got
    over being over-awed,
    for really He's a friendly bloke,
    strolling at my now-slowed pace,
    and not above a gentle joke
    about my mirror-breaking face.
    We talk at length of ins and outs
    of cactus wrens upon the wing,
    and occasionally He shouts
    an invitation that will bring
    a roadrunner to cross our path,
    and says "Beep-beep!" to make me laugh.

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    1. Yep, I'm finding that God is gently present during these low energy, slower-paced days. You just have a more fun way of expressing it than I do, Andrew.
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  16. Amen, Linda.
    I needed this beautiful post.
    Thank you!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  17. Amen. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a good reminder. Yes yes I think all of us are hungry for God and only God. We snack on empty calories don't we?

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    1. mmm ... wow, that hit home, Jean, that snacking on empty calories. Profound.
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  19. AMEN, Linda--such encouraging words. "Christ IS all, and is IN all" (Colossians 3:10b). Thank you for the uplifting reminder!

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    1. 'Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.'

      Thanks for taking us right back to the Word, where we belong. I love verse 11, too, friend ...
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  20. Tammy KenningtonJuly 22, 2022 at 4:14 PM

    Lord, fill me up! Amen

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    1. So grateful His mercies are new every morning!
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