Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives — whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, our passionate desires for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. For the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can become our enemy.
If you don’t have a hunger for God this morning, it could be that you have been nibbling too long at the table of the world, and your soul is stuffed with so many small things that you have no room left for great things. Many Christians today snack their way through the day on “junk-food” activities and then find they have no time to “feast” with God. They complain about their “busyness” and tiredness, but usually that is a spiritual problem more than a problem of schedule. They desire everything except God. They take God in small doses throughout the day and week and somehow hope that on Sunday they can “catch up” on their time with Him.
When God becomes the supreme hunger of our hearts, He will be supreme in everything we do, and we will be most satisfied when we feed on things that please Him.