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Psalm 63:1 A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

I think I have always been hungry for God. I feel it is part of my DNA. My earliest memory of God is at the age of about 4 years old in Sunday school. I feel like I’ve always known that God is real. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at 12 years old. But it wasn’t until I became a committed Christion nearly 30 years later that I craved God so bad that it caused me to pray for about 8 hours a day every day for about 10 years.

When I found out that I could really talk to God that much and He would interact like that with me….I wanted to talk to Him all day every day! The following scripture verse is the scripture that triggered off this great reaction in me: 1 Corinthians 2:10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God..…hungry 4 God 2

That scripture verse helped me realize that the Holy Spirit in me can reveal the deep things of God. So I was like “God…I want to know everything about you that you can tell me!” I tried to go as deep into God as a human being could go and still remain on earth. I told God I wasn’t afraid of Him showing me stuff and that I believed everything the bible said about Him. I tried to read everything in the bible that described His personality and attributes.

I just could not get enough of God and that caused me to pray longer and harder. Psalms 42:1 For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

My mother and mother in law thought I was a little crazy. My pastor’s wife told me that I prayed to hard. I was having lots of visions and unusual manifestations. I went to a local Christian book store and asked the clerk did she have a book on unusual manifestations of the Holy Spirit and she look at me like I was crazy. Another worker pulled me to the side and asked me what I was experiencing. She said she’d heard of it before and owned a collection of books from a woman who had similar experiences. She said she would send me a book from her collection and when I send it back she would send me the next one. After reading these books I knew I was on the right track and continued with my quest for more of God.

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I crave you God!!  I’m so hungry for you!!

 

I’M NOT SPECIAL!!!!! God will reveal Himself to whomever wants to experience more of Him.   A very unusual thing happened to Christians on the day of Pentecost.  They were filled with the Holy Ghost! We have the third person of the trinity inside of us. Wow!! We are inhabited by the Holy Spirit!  We can interact with God all day every day!!!!! Do you realize the intimacy we have with God? We can know Him intimately!!! Personally!! God doesn’t and won’t MAKE us have this relationship…we must WANT to have it with Him. We must hunger after him if we want to know Him. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

 

Have you ever had to fast for a blood test? When that test was over you were starving. Or what about how we intentionally fast before the Thanksgiving meal so that we can pig out. All that food before us and we can hardly wait for the blessing to be said so we can devour all that great food. Well that’s how I feel about God. I could just devour him!!!!!!! I dream of the day when I will no longer hunger for Him because I will be with Him!!!

How is your passion for God? Don’t just view Him as the man upstairs because you will not be able to see yourself with Him now. He must be the man in here (I’m pointing to my insides) in your “mind”. Our interaction with God is in our mind for the main connection and the Holy Spirit will fill us up for a full bodily experience. But again…we have to hunger for God. He is always paying to attention to us. We have to pay attention to Him.

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Don’t wait until you get to heaven to have a close relationship with God…impress Him now with your hungering after Him! He will be so impressed that He will pour Himself out on you and you will experience Him. Some people’s excuse is that they are scared of the Holy Spirit. Some people have misrepresented the actions of the Holy Spirit…but God never makes anyone feel uncomfortable and He never makes a fool out of Himself. He’s too supernaturally intelligent for that.

So feel free to hunger for as much of God as you want!! Fill up! Psalms 107:9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

 

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