Where’s Hunger Come From?


Our God desires us to live in the moment. This is His heart. True living is about relationship with Him. And the way He accomplishes this is to reduce us down, down to dependence on Him, a moment-by-moment involvement.

He will not give us a book, not a chapter, not even a page nor a sentence. Often giving not even a word at a time but merely a letter. You have no idea what the meaning is until you totally focus on Him, so absorbed with Him that He can merely breathe the idea into you. Human nature wants the book first.

Give me the title and tell me what the book is about. Give me a preface and the introduction, the back title! Give me reviews, let me know there’s no risk of unknowns, then I’ll get into it! I will wait for the ending but let me know exactly where I am going. At any given point you can give me a twist in the book. But just make sure I have a picture of where the book is going.

But God doesn’t often give you the subject of the book. He wants you to be so dependent on him that each letter of each sentence has to come from His nearness. Why did John know Jesus as God? Because John had his ear on His breast.

Now why does God want this? The reason is because He is so hungry for our fellowship, so completely desirous of our love and relationship. His hunger is to give.  We think that when we are hungry, the hunger is from us, but the hunger you have is not your own. “It is My hunger coming through you.”

We have no hunger, no desire for anything of God. In us is nothing, so if we have any desire to read the word, worship – any desire at all – it is because He is pouring it through us. His desire for intimacy is birthed THROUGH me and it feels like it’s me. But I have to know that I am by nature a brute beast. I will not – by any means – ever seek anything spiritual or anything in the Spirit. Naturally I will grunt and forage through dirt because that is the nature of man. A perspective change needs to take place. If I have desire for God, it is God’s desire coming through me. If I have hunger for prayer, for spiritual things, it is the Life of God coming through me. It’s the indwelling of His desire moving my spirit toward Himself.

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:16


Posted by Lori
April 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

What precious, costly ointment! i don’t know how many times I went back to this yesterday. Each time reading was more wonder-full. Today it is like being there when Mary took the pound of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus. And the fragrance of the perfume has filled the house. What love. What worship. Thank you, John. Glory to God.

Posted by Jack
April 19, 2013 at 11:53 am

WOW John: You certainly said it for me.

Posted by Ricardo Palmira.
April 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

Jesús nos Ama Y Bendice. No es posible hacer estos comentarios de Vida, si no tuviéramos una vida entregada a Jesús que Es Dios. Gracias amados hnos. Ricardo. <

Posted by Gaby Schubert
April 19, 2013 at 3:56 am

Yes, and that’s why He wouldn’t let us have the book. We’d just grab it all and run and use it for ourselves. So now, if we want to have the book, we have to wait and to listen for every single letter, as you write. It is not so easy then to put ourselves on His place again. We have to stay where we belong, at His breast or at His feet. In His love He deals with our nature the way it needs to be dealt and makes it easier for us to choose submission “in little daily portions”. We don’t like it, but we simply couldn’t go for the big! This way He saves our lives.


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