Presentation on theme: "Hungering & Thirsting The Basic Natural Desire for Food/Water When the desire is met, fulfillment results. When it’s not met, the desire to be filled."— Presentation transcript:
Hungering & Thirsting
The Basic Natural Desire for Food/Water When the desire is met, fulfillment results. When it’s not met, the desire to be filled grows. What is understood physically with hunger and thirst is applied spiritually with our relationship with God.
What the World Hungers and Thirsts For? Anything that brings fulfillment to its fleshly desires: Work Games Entertainment Living High on the Hog!
The Poor and Meek Hunger and Thirst For Righteousness!
The Righteousness of God As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, Where is your God? (Psalm 42:1–3)
The Word of Righteousness Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. (1 Peter 2:1–3)
A Life of Righteousness For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.’ (Romans 1:17).
Do You Hunger and Thirst For Jesus?
Who Is Our Drink …Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. (John 4:14)
Who Is Our Bread Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. (John 6:35)
Tommy Tenney - Experiencing His Presence: Devotions for God Chasers "Lord Jesus, my soul aches at the mere mention of Your name. My heart leaps for every rumor of Your coming, and each possibility that You will manifest Your presence. I’m not satisfied with mere spiritual dainties. I’m ravenously hungry for You in Your fullness. I’m desperate to feast on the bread of Your presence and quench my thirst with the wine of Your Spirit."