I Can’t Hold My Hunger

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I have the sweetest little 5 year old boy with deep blue eyes you could drown in and cherub cheeks and and angel heart to match…he also comes with a bottomless pit!!! The other day he comes to me near dinner time and in his most dramatic voice complete with body language like he is just going to melt away, says to me… “Mama, I just, cannot, hold my hunger anymore!!” I thought that was hilarious since his last snack was just 20 minutes before however I thought that’s what I want! An insatiable hunger for Jesus! I’m reminded of the two men on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:31 then their eyes were opened and they recognized him…(32)The asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” I want that! A heart that is ignited by and for Him! But I also pray for eyes that truly see and ears that truly hear and a heart ready to receive and obey. The men on the road to Emmaus at first were downcast (Luke 24:17) because they didn’t realize who was in their midst. In Mark 8:17-18 Jesus asks …”Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? – Help me Lord to recognize You, Your, purposes, Your ways, Your voice, and not forget Your faithfulness. Lord help me to flourish like an olive tree in Your house, trusting in Your unfailing love forever (Psalm 52:8) Jesus You are all around me help me to wake up, like Jacob in Gen. 28:16 and say “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” Help me to wake up and ALWAYS be aware of Your presence! And one last thing (I’m trying not to be so long). I want to ask the Lord to help me recognize and submit to His Sovereignty. Like Johnathan did with David in 1 Samuel 18:4 Although Johnathan seems like he would have been a great next king he was able to recognize God’s activity around him and submitted to the way God chose to do things and wholeheartedly too!! Jesus help me perceive You all around me, to trust you and lean not on my own understanding (Prov. 3:5) and to crave you in a way that I just cannot hold my hunger any longer.

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