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This Week We're Looking at Hunger
"Hungry I come to You, For I know You satisfy..." So begins one of my favorite songs from Vineyard Worship. These words resonate with a deep, deep part of me. You see, I have a long history of trying to fill myself with all the wrong things.
God used my hunger for food, fame, accolades, and attention to humble me. He showed me my true dependence on Him to meet my needs, and now, just as He did the Israelites (Deuteronomy 8:3), He feeds me from His hand.
Daily I get to feast on His Holy Word, His love, His compassion (Isaiah 49:10) and His promises–promises to work all things for my good (Romans 8:28). The more I trust in His provisions, the less I crave all the other things. I find rest from striving. The God-shaped hole fills up.
When I take my eyes off the feast God spreads before me and the joy Jesus brings, the old cravings sneak up on me. I am woefully insufficient to meet my own needs, and there is nothing this world has to offer that can substitute. But when I sit back down to His table once again (He never rescinds the invitation), I find my true worth as His guest.
"Hungry I come to You, For I know You satisfy..."
“Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.'” John 6:35
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What does Hunger mean to you?
9/29/2020 09:07:59 am
Thank you for this testimony, Lauren. It's so easy to get distracted by so many other things. But Jesus is the only one who truly satisfies.
9/29/2020 10:29:00 am
So easy to know but hard to trust enough to implement. That's been my journey. But I'm glad to learn later rather than never!
9/29/2020 01:53:30 pm
9/29/2020 03:54:35 pm
Thank you, Leslie. It's comforting to know it's relatable and I'm not out here by myself!
9/29/2020 05:32:37 pm
Thank you for sharing so honestly Lauren. "The more I trust in His provisions, the less I crave all the other things. I find rest from striving. The God-shaped hole fills up" - so true, I'm grateful to God for this! And that He never rescinds His invitation. Blessings x
9/29/2020 08:24:17 pm
I'm so grateful for those things as well, Wemi.
9/29/2020 08:08:28 pm
Thank you for taking us deep into your story. Ours intersect in so many tender places, so I read with hope and gratitude for what Godn is doing in your life.
9/29/2020 08:24:55 pm
That means so much to me, Michele. Thank you.
9/30/2020 08:16:42 am
Lauren! So nice to see your lovely face and words here!
9/30/2020 11:34:56 am
Thank you for relating with me, Rebecca.
10/2/2020 01:25:49 pm
Lauren, this is such a beautiful testimony. Your words would speak to so many young girls and young women. You really need to write a book about this.
10/2/2020 02:54:01 pm
Thank you for your kind words, Angela. And I will give that book idea some thought!
10/4/2020 09:09:15 am
Lauren, this is such a moving and inspiring testimony. I love how willing you are to share your vulnerabilities and your spiritual journey to help others along the way. Your words are always so beautiful!
10/4/2020 05:36:48 pm
Thank you, Shelbee. I always appreciate your encouragement!
Satan deals heavily in the "not-good-enough" mind games - you are so right - it is in Him we find ourselves accepted and fulfilled for who He designed us to be - we start seeing ourselves how He sees us and that changes everything! Your post made me think of "In Him we live and move and have our being" ~ Acts 17:28!
10/5/2020 05:56:06 pm
I love that verse, Maryleigh. Thank you so much for reading and weighing in!
10/6/2020 09:28:25 am
I can identify with so much of what you shared, Lauren. Thanks for sharing!
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