What Are You Hungry For?



It’s a new year, and like many Christians, I have entered it with some extra time on my knees in prayer. As I sit back, looking at 2019 in front of me, I keep asking the Lord what He has in store for my life, my family, my church and this ministry. Interestingly, He answered my questions with a question of His own.  

“Jessica, what are YOU hungry for?”

What am I hungry for? At first, this seemed like an odd reply because I am more interested in His plans than my own. However, when I sat back and thought about His question, it really began to challenge me, and I want to challenge you today too. 

The world is screaming at each of us with so many things that are competing for our attention. And honestly, most of them aren’t bad, in and of themselves. Unfortunately, when our sights are set on worldly accomplishments and distractions, our hunger for the things of God diminish, and we are left with another year frustrated that we haven’t seen God move in our lives to the extent we hoped. However, if we hunger for the things of God, we will see God move in our lives in ways that we could never imagine.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.—James 4:8

You see, the extent to which I see God move in my life this year will be directly correlated to my appetite for the things of God. It’s up to me. If I am chasing worldly pursuits, I will ultimately see worldly results. However, if I am chasing God’s Kingdom purposes, I will see amazing outpourings of the manifest presence of Christ in my life, affecting not only me, but my family, my church and my ministry.

Ladies, time in the Word and time on our knees in prayer are NEVER wasted. You are sewing good seed, and ultimately you will reap a bountiful harvest. Don’t waste another year chasing the wrong “food.” Instead, I encourage you to chase after and passionately pursue a more intimate year with the Lord. So, the questions remains — what are you hungry for?

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.— Matthew 6:33