Aristophanes. That is not what the awakening of desire for Christ would produce. We have no other final protection. I think now people have a hunger for God, they want to have a relationship, but they don't want to be called religious. Everywhere there is much suffering, but there is also great hunger for God and love for each other.

We are not able to change hearts or minds.

God must reward this cry because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”, “Paul says that one weapon in this ongoing fight of faith is the practice of “disciplining” the body.

It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world.

When you take your stand on the finished work of God in Christ, and begin to drink at the River of Life and eat the Bread of Heaven, and know that you have found the end of all your longings,”, “O, the lessons here for us! And fasting would not become a pacifistic discipline for private hopes, but a fearsome missionary weapon in the fight of faith.”, “Jesus responds, “Satan, you are so close and yet so far.

“A Hunger for God”, p.25, SPCK, John Piper (2013). By gracing us with a deep dissatisfaction, God holds our attention. It assumes that. We are not able to reform the judiciary or embolden the legislature or mobilize the slumbering population. (verse11) Our souls are meant to be satisfied in God. The point of the manna was this, Satan: Don’t trust in bread—nor even miracle bread—trust in God! But, paradoxically, it is not so that they are the least hungry saints. Man is a hungry being.

All desire is finally a desire for Him. It’s a physical exclamation point at the end of the sentence, “We hunger for you, O God, to come in power.” It’s a cry with our body, not just our soul: “I really mean it, LORD! Votes: -1, Disappointment is inevitable. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.

Votes: 0, The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty"”it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. But he is hungry for God. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. “If you don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. www.huffingtonpost.com. Votes: 2. There is a great hunger for God in the world today.

We hunger for something more, something other. Not if our God is the God of Ezra! They turn often from the innocent pleasures of the world to linger more directly in the presence of God through the revelation of his Word. I am weak, but you are strong. We may think that he is important to us because all these things that we are doing are the kinds of things he wants us to do. We are not able to change worldviews and transform culture and save 1.6 million children. And fasting would not become a pacifistic discipline for private hopes, but a fearsome missionary weapon in the fight of faith.”, “One might think that those who feast most often on communion with God are least hungry. That is not what the awakening of desire for Christ would produce. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty—it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. I am broken, but you are whole. Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.

The nature of this deceit is to lure us subtly into living for the “fleeting pleasures” of body and mind, rather than the spiritual delights of knowing and serving God. People are hungry for something more beautiful, for something greater than people round about can give. The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. There is no ground of boasting here. All desire is finally a desire for Him. Similarly, fasting is peculiarly suited to glorify God in this way. The strongest, most mature Christians I have ever met are the hungriest for God. Error rating book. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty"”it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do … Votes: 3, The only Christian you want to listen to is the one who gives you more of a hunger for God. I am hungry, but you are the Bread of Heaven. If my roommate sees me read my Bible, he may be inspired to read his.

The stories of God’s mighty grace through fasting are many.

Votes: 2, The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. When God sees this confession of need and this expression of trust, he acts, because the glory of his all-sufficient grace is at stake.”, “... And [he will] satisfy your desire [your soul] in scorched places. Votes: -1, Unhappiness on earth cultivates a hunger for heaven. The down payment of what we yearn for is already paid. A hunger for beauty is at its heart a hunger for God. “Will I find spiritual communion with God sweet enough, and hope in his promises deep enough, not just to cope, but to flourish and rejoice in him?”, “But it would be a great mistake to think that the awakening of desire for the Bridegroom would produce a wave of monastic withdrawal into the fasting and prayer of passive waiting. Votes: 0, I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ ...; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.

It would produce a radical, new commitment to complete the task of world evangelization, no matter what the cost. But the danger is that all of our life—including our spiritual life—starts to be justified and understood simply on the horizontal level for the effects it can have because others see it happening. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small. When you are hunger for God, He will fill you.