2023-11-19 10:30:00


Hunger is a driving force in all living things. Animals, plants, but especially human beings.  We are getting ready for Thanksgiving. A time to be thankful but also a time of feasting. After eating on Thanksgiving day, we will feel satisfied. But spiritual hunger is different. It affects every part of our spirit. Our innermost being is deep within us. It is  the location where most of your spiritual hunger is released. Spiritual hunger is when you yearn for more of the Lord longing for a deeper relationship. Hunger for more thirsty for more. We were invited to feast, but sometimes we let other things get in the way.  Let us open our hearts wide, and God will satisfy us. We hunger and thirst for God more than anything else in the world.

Amos 8:11  Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.

12 And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.  AMP

Eccl 6:7 We work to feed our appetites; Meanwhile our souls go hungry. MSG

LUKE 14:17 When it was time to serve the dinner, he sent his servant to urge those who were invited to be on their way without delay since everything was now ready.

18 And, as if speaking with one voice, they all declined the invitation. The first one said, I bought a field, which needs my urgent attention; you will have to excuse me.

19 Another one replied, I bought five sets of oxen, which I now have to test. It is not convenient for me at this time to attend, would you please excuse me.

20 And yet another said, I have just gotten married; I won't be there.  MIRROR

LUKE 14:24  So, let me tell you, none of those who were first on the list of invitees will even taste this banquet that was prepared for them at this time!  MIRROR

Eccl 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men's hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.  AMP

JOHN 4:10He looked her in the eye and said, If you could see the generosity of Gods grace gift, you would perceive who I am!  So here I am asking you for a drink when you should be asking me and I would give you the water of life for free!   MIRROR

JOHN 4:13 Jesus answered her, This well cannot quench the thirst that I am talking about. Anyone drinking from it will thirst again!

14 Whoever drinks from the source of this water that I shall give will never thirst again; because the water that I give becomes an artesian well bursting from within, defining the life of the ages!   MIRROR

John 7:37 Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowdsAll you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! 38Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!   TPT


John 7:38  Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says."   MSG

Isa 58:11 And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.  AMP


Isa 58:11 I will always show you where to go. I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places   firm muscles, strong bones. You'll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. MSG

LUKE 1:52  In this rescuing act of God, he dethroned the ruling dynasties

53 He feasted the famished with choice gifts and dismissed the rich, empty-handed.  MIRROR

Psalms 34:8 Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies he gives to all who turn to hide themselves in him.

9Worship in awe and wonder, all you who've been made holy! For all who fear him will feast with plenty.

10Even the strong and the wealthy grow weak and hungry, but those who passionately pursue the Lord will never lack any good thing.  TPT

Ps 34:8 Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.

9 Worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all his goodness.

10 Young lions on the prowl get hungry, but God-seekers are full of God. MSG

Matt 5:6 "You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.   MSG

Luke 6:21 How filled you become when you are consumed with hunger and desire, for you will be completely satisfied, TPT

JOHN 6:35 Jesus said, I am the bread of life! He that comes face to face with me shall never hunger and he who finds his faith resting in me shall never thirst!  MIRROR  ↕↕↕

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, I am the Bread of Life. Come every day to me and you will never be hungry. Believe in me and you will never be thirsty. TPT

Ps 42:1  A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God.

2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. I wonder, "Will I ever make it   arrive and drink in God's presence?"

3 I'm on a diet of tears   tears for breakfast, tears for supper. All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, "Where is this God of yours?"   MSG


Psalms 42:1 I long to drink of you, O God, to drink deeply from the streams of pleasure flowing from your presence. My longings overwhelm me for more of you!

2My soul thirsts, pants, and longs for the living God. I want to come and see the face of God.

3Day and night my tears keep falling and my heart keeps crying for your help, while my enemies mock me over and over, saying, Where is this God of yours? Why doesn't he help you?  TPT

PS 63:5 I overflow with praise when I come before you, for the anointing of your presence satisfies me like nothing else. You are such a rich banquet of pleasure to my soul. TPT

Ps 63:1  God you're my God! I can't get enough of you! I've worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.

2 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.

3 In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains.

4 I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you.

5 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; I smack my lips. It's time to shout praises! MSG

1 PET 2:2 In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the purespiritual milk of Gods Word. For this milk will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life TPT

Psalms 107:9 How he satisfies the souls of thirsty ones and fills the hungry with goodness!   TPT

LUKE 4:4 Jesus replied, I will not  For it is written in the Scriptures Life does not come only from eating bread but from God. Life flows from every revelation from his mouth.  TPT

Isa 55:1  "Hey there! All who are thirsty, come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money everything's free!

2 Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself with only the finest.

3 Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I'm making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love. MSG

REV 22:17 The Spirit and the Bride beckons, "Come." And let everyone in whom this bold bidding resonates, extend the same urgent invitation, "Oh yes, come." This is for the thirsty to come and quench their deepest longings by freely drinking from the water of life. MIRROR