A move of God is fuelled by a zealous hunger and pining passion that can only be articulated through a life dedicated to Him. Such devotion is showcased by an ardent life of prayer, fasting and study of the Word. In its expression, it is the landing strip of the Holy Spirit. From the beginning, God has pleaded with humanity to direct all yearning towards Him because when we look to other means, instead of Him, nothing will ever be enough. Hunger by definition means “having a strong desire, craving or the need for food”. But in reality, for human beings, hunger is not just for food but for physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual fulfilment. These parched voids must be recognized; however, we were designed for more than the trivial pursuit of pleasure. It is vital to identify that the deepest hunger of our souls can only be quenched by Him.
The devil uses our hunger against us if it is not controlled and directed toward God. When hunger is turned against us, it leads to self-destruction and dangerous addictions. The greatest tragedy of our generation is misdirected hunger, and the Church’s greatest task is to redirect people’s hunger to God.
For as long as time has existed, people have binged on junk-food pleasures of the world, while the root of their dissatisfaction is a never-ending hunger that nothing in this world can satisfy. Duped into thinking that things such as sexual immorality, senseless entertainment, drug abuse, a better job, more money, another spouse or a new life are really what they need. The purpose of a revival is to rewire human hunger to God, for only He can ultimately fulfil our hungry hearts.
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.”
Isaiah 55:1,3 (NIV)
God is beckoning us to come to Him so that He can pour Himself out on those who are willing to receive it. In fact, with a loud voice, Jesus Christ extended an invitation saying:
“Jesus stood up and cried out, if anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”
John 7:37 (KJV)
We must turn our hunger toward God since He is the only one who can fully satisfy us.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 (ESV)
God declares in Isaiah 44:3 “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring.” (NKJV)
God will not fulfil a hunger that is not directed at Him. However, if we clearly and sincerely seek God, the Lord will come to us and reveal His truth.
I believe that a sovereign refreshing Move of God will find expression in the Church when God’s people sincerely seek His presence. This is when God chooses to restore truths, ministries and spiritual experiences within this dispensation. Direct your hunger to God today, and be satisfied!