Is Spiritual Hunger Normal for Christians?

Spiritual hunger is an ‘asking’ mechanism from your spirit seeking for spiritual feed to manifest spiritual power to people or things around you.

The human spirit could give powerful good outputs such as life and happiness or evil outputs such as killings and destruction. The outputs depend on the kind of feed ingested into the hungry spirit.

Today’s message explains the significance of spiritual hunger and how to deal with it.

The Spiritual Hunger for Christians

There is nothing wrong about your spirit going hungry. It is a desire to please God. It is a divine programming from the LORD. Spiritual Hunger for holiness is a Blessing.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)

The Christian spiritual hunger craves for spiritual feeds such as: godliness, righteousness, holiness, obedience to the Lord, Fear of God, Worship and the likes.

It is synonymous to the physical hunger. If you eat balance diet each time you go hungry, then you would be far from the doctor.

You would be spiritually strong and unbeatable by the devil and demons when you satisfy your spiritual hunger always with spiritual meals. Failure to satisfy spiritual hunger leads to spiritual weakness, sin and death.

How to Satisfy Spiritual Hunger

  1. Don’t be ignorant of the Call

Your spirit does not fast. So, don’t ignore the desire to feed your spirit with the meals it deserves every day. It is not a rocket science to know the desire of your hungry spirit, because your spirit speaks to you more than your best friend.

Ignoring the call to satisfy your spiritual hunger leads to procrastination, backsliding, and hypocrisy!

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…” (First Peter 2:1-3)

2. Be a Good Bible Study Teacher

Your spirit’s meals are not hamburger, hotdog or French fries. Your spirit feeds on the Word of God and godliness. The more you read your Bible, the more you satisfy the spiritual hunger in you.

Your spirit needs to be refreshed with the promises, commandments and instructions of the LORD. Your spirit needs the Word of God daily to equip you for a healthy spiritual life that defeats physical battles of life and spiritual enemies.

For instance, the spirit of Jesus is filled with the word of God and He was able to overcome temptations that came His way.But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

3. Dwell in the Gathering

The kind of people you mingle with can determine the satisfaction of your spiritual hunger. Your family altar must be hot every day; your spirit feeds properly when you share the Word of God together with your family members.

Church is also a good place that could help satisfy the hunger, but make sure everyone gather in one spirit and love, else move away and take your shield under the Arms of the LORD.

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” (Acts 2:1)

4. Worship the LORD Always

Learn to be in a worship mood in your heart all the time. When your heart is filled with worship songs and words then you are feeding your spirit. You don’t need to be a choirmaster to worship the Lord. Put your instrument in good shape and play the wonderful tones to worship God.

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” (John 4:23)

5. Sharing the Gospel

Most times I got my spiritual hunger satisfied through evangelism. The desire of your spirit is not limited to preaching the Good News to someone, but it can also include; sharing your belongings with the poor, helping the handicaps, assisting the old, visiting the inmates or the sick.

Matthew chapter 25 verse 34 to 45: “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?… And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

Spiritual hunger is normal for all Christians and it is a blessing. When you repeatedly satisfy the hunger of your spirit in a godly way, then you are not far from the LORD.

If you satisfy your spiritual starvation, then you would be righteous and that is the Master Key to enjoy eternity in Heaven.

Satisfy your spiritual hunger daily through the godly processes above and you would be glad you did. 

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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