Whether said by ourselves or our mothers, at some point in our lives we have probably all heard the phrase, “If you’re being picky about what you want to eat then you probably aren’t that hungry.” (In my case, I’ve heard it a lot from my husband as we agonize to agree on a decision for dinner. 😉 )
Am I the only person that becomes pickier the more hungry I become? When I am REALLY hungry, I want something that is good and going to calm my appetite for more than a few hours. These are the times that I want to eat some of my favorite homemade from scratch meals, NOT McDonald’s.
The last few years, I have been spiritually hungry for revival. I am at the point that fun little sayings that make me feel good do not do it for me. I want the real presence of God, no matter the cost. If it steps on my toes, so be it. Fast food theology isn’t working here, I’m starving!
Are you hungry enough for your revival to eat the Bread of Life, or would you rather a quick greasy fix?
As long as we are praying for a revival in this world we are going to have to realize that the “cheap imitation stuff” is not going to work here.
Our world is hurting. People are lost. Unbelievers have experienced enough counterfeits to know that some of what the church is putting out there for them is not going to satisfy their hunger. If they know that… then why don’t we know that as we fatten ourselves up with the junk that isn’t good for us?
Why are we not willing to get in the kitchen and turn up the heat?
We all know that a big delicious Thanksgiving meal takes work. Lots of work. But we all look forward to it and know that in the end it is going to be so worth it. We are craving that meal so badly that we spend days if not weeks planning it. That’s hunger!
We have to be so hungry for the Spirit of God that we are willing to work for it. No more fast food Christianity.
Prayer, fasting, time in the Word of God, witnessing to others… sacrifices!
Get out of the drive thru, unplug the microwave, and get to cooking and cleaning!
While “feel good” sermons and thoughts may help us momentarily, do they help us grow to trust God in the bad times? Do they challenge us to want to live more Christ like?
Fast food theology will leave you sick. Microwave doctrine will be cold in the center and too hot on the edges.
Picking and choosing which scripture to follow, sometimes out of context, while ignoring other important passages can be very dangerous. Beware of food poisoning!
Store bought religion is not healthy and quickly stales. We need the Bread of Life!
Because church fads come and go, but God’s Word lasts forever.
Bottled worship does not bring breakthroughs, leaving us thirsty. We need living water!
Just because something may be working for someone else, it does not mean it works for everyone. Follow your own convictions and have a personal worship experience.
When wanting comfort food, you can’t find it in a can of chili or envelope of gravy powder. You want it made from scratch!
While reading books by wonderful Christian authors can contribute to our revival, we cannot be comforted by them alone. We need to get on our knees, open up the Bible, and experience the comfort that only the Holy Spirit can bring.
With a Biblically sound approach, we are nourished! We are FILLED with the Spirit! The real deal, not the cheap heat lamp substitute, but the gourmet that was given specially to us by our wonderful Father!
How hungry are you for revival? Starving? It’s raining fire in the kitchen!!! Let’s get filled up!
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. – John 6:35 NKJV