As we start a new year, most people make some sort of new start. This can be the best year you have ever had! This can be the year when your spiritual life explodes into deeper and better things than you have yet experienced, things that you have barely even dreamed of. This can be the year when revival starts in your own life and travels through you to effect the life of your family, your church, your city, and your nation.
Join me and start this next year with hungering and thirsting after God and the things of God to a greater degree than ever before. This hunger will drive you to deeper, more intense habits of prayer, and study, and walking with God. You won’t pray and read the Bible because you should but because you can’t stand not having more of God actively working in and through you.
How do you get hungry for God? You find yourself getting hungry for what you look at, what you think about. So start the year by putting God in first place. Fill your mind with His word and thoughts and stories of His moving. Go where the Lord is moving. The will spark your hunger. Begin to express your hunger to God in prayer and in worship. Follow your hunger into the reality and presence of God.
A major key to a move of God in your life, in your church and in the area you live is hunger.
Quote from Spiritual Hunger by John G Lake
“Brother Parham was preaching in Texas. A black man by the name of Tom Seymour came into his meeting. Parham related his experience to Brother Tom and myself. There was a deep hunger in that black man’s soul. He worked as a waiter in a restaurant to support himself while preaching to a church of his own people. He knew God as Savior and Sanctifier. He knew the power of God to heal. But as he listened to Parham, he became convinced of a bigger thing – the baptism of the Holy Ghost. He went on to Los Angeles without receiving it, but he said he was determined to preach all of God he knew to the people.
He said, before I met Parham, such a hunger to have more of God was in my heart that I prayed for five hours a day for two and a half years. I got to Los Angeles and there the hunger was not less but more. I prayed, God what can I do? The Spirit said, pray more. There are better things to be had in spiritual life, but they must be sought out with faith and prayer. I increased my hours of prayer to seven and prayed on for a year and a half more.
God had put such a hunger into that man’s heart that when the fire of God came it glorified Him. I do not believe any other man in modern times had a more wonderful deluge of God in his life than God gave to that dear fellow, and the glory and power of a real Pentecost swept the world.”
God started a world-wide revival through the hunger of this man. His hunger drove him to more and more prayer until God began to move in and through Him and around Him and the Spirit fell at Azusa Street, and the rest is history.
Originally posted 2015-12-29 16:36:57.