There is something deep within each of us that desires more than what we have. Many times unbeknownst to us, what we really have is a spiritual appetite that wants to be satisfied with the love and life of Jesus Christ, but we go after what is familiar, which are the natural things (entertainment, materialism, lots of activities, etc.) that seems to satisfy the need temporarily. However, after years of attempting to fulfill this appetite with natural things, it is possible to come to the realization that we hunger and thirst for something spiritual. What does it mean to hunger and thirst? Hunger is a feeling of discomfort caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.
Hunger is a feeling of discomfort caused by a lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. To thirst means to long, crave and yearn for. Putting these two definitions together, we should have a spiritual discomfort for spiritual food that is coupled with the desire to eat and crave for something spiritual. The great thing about this is that Jesus said in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. “ We do not have to walk around starving spiritually. Turn a few more pages to John 7:37, we read something that is even more awesome. Jesus says, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. We are invited to drink from the fountain that never runs dry. With the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we drink from that well within us and then we can be filled over and over and over again. It gets better. Keep turning to Revelation 22:17 we an open invitation in the scripture that says, “And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Are you hearing Him say, “Come!”?
You and I do not have to spiritually starve. Only Jesus can satisfy the hungry soul and quench the thirst. The things we strive for will NEVER satisfy. If you are spiritually depleted and starving, Come as a little child to the table that has been prepared for you to eat and drink. Stop where you are right now and just simply say, “Jesus I want to eat and drink at Your table. Fill me with Your spiritual food and let me drink from that well that will never run dry.” Then allow Him to fill you.