Spiritually Hangry

This week The Lord has been teaching me to rely completely and wholeheartedly on Him. As a believer I know this to be truth (especially growing up in the church), but often times I forget. It’s easy to get caught up in my own selfish ways. It’s easy to turn to my husband, my family, or my community of friends to fill the void in my heart. It’s easy to spend hours watching Netflix than it is to spend hours reading my bible or spending time with God.

But God laid it on my heart that He is the only one who can fulfill my heart. On Tuesdays our community group fasts. During this time, we spend time abiding in Christ because He is our daily bread! Now, if you’re anything like me, you get hangry pretty quick if you don’t eat. (John has to pack snacks with us whenever we go somewhere so I won’t get hangry hehe #HesDaBest)

Well on Tuesday, I was extremely hungry. I was sitting at work with an awful headache and was absolutely exhausted. It was so hard to focus because I was distracted by how hungry I was. We tend to fast until mid afternoon or dinner time, so as you can imagine, I was starving. I went back to my apartment to take a “break” and struggled to contain my hunger. So immediately I flung open our cabinet door and poured a heaping bowl of gluten-free cinnamon cereal. I crunched and munched away and within three minutes my cereal was gone. But I was still hungry. So I made a sandwich. And after that I was still hungry.

I kept trying to end my hunger by eating, but the food I was eating was not filling me up, nor was it satisfying me.

John 6:27 says, “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

My stomach was still growling after I everything I ate…and so was my heart, soul, body, and mind. I remained easily agitated after my meals for two reasons: one, I was still hungry and two, I was still hungry because what I was eating was not filling me up.

I mentioned this in another blog post, but we get hangry when we aren’t spiritually feeding ourselves. Spending time with The Lord is our food, and it’s the only food that doesn’t leave us empty, instead we are left wanting more.

Today, I encourage you to satisfy your hunger by spending time in the Word. I pray that you will be spiritually fed and that you will continue to crave more of our daily bread. 

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  1. Every word of this I read, I felt it was directed towards me! Its funny because this week I’ve been feeling unusually hungry at very random times of the day, but I usually don’t eat. Reading this made me realize I am hungry for God, not physical food.

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