I often ask myself this question when I start to find my mind and heart wondering away from God. “How hungry am I for God?” We can’t change the fact that we live in an ever increasingly fast paced world. Our enemy the devil has devised every possible way to get our hearts and minds to be focused on anything but God. However, in the midst of these distractions, what ultimately helps us keep focused on God, while empowering us with the ability to filter out all the other noise, is our hunger for Him.
The normal state of every follower of Jesus, is to be thirsty and hungry for God. Being created in His image, we all have a natural appetite for God built into us. In a world filled with so many different ‘flavours’, our appetite for God may typically be dulled. This appetite can be awakened! The Psalmist in Psalm 42 really captured the kind of hunger we ought to have in verses 1 and 2: “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (NKJV).”