God wants us to be hungry for the filling of the Holy Spirit.
There are two things that will stop us from being hungry in the natural. These things will also keep us from being hungry for the Holy Spirit.
Sickness: The first thing that keeps you from being hungry is sickness. You don’t feel like eating when you’re sick. Sin is like a spiritual sickness. We can’t get rid of the sickness of sin until we are saved and ask Jesus to forgive us. After we become Christians, we still need to get rid of sin by confessing it to God and asking Him to forgive us.
Snacking: When we fill up on junk food and even healthy snacks before meals, it takes away our hungry so we don’t want to eat. There are also things that we can put before God that fill us up so there’s no room for God. These are spiritual snack foods that keep us from the meal God has prepared.
God Prepares a Meal:
God wants us to be Hungry:
Matt. 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.
Appetizer: God gives us an appitizer to all He has for us when we are saved and begin to walk with Him.
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Water: Water is as important to survive spiritually as it is physically. Jesus is the water of Life, and those who come to Him will be filled with the Holy Spirit and never thirst again.
Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?
John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”. (Jesus is the water of life, Holy Spirit)
John 7:37-39 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (believe on Jesus, Holy Spirit, Joy)
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants. (Holy Spirit, blessings)
Main Course Meal:
Bread: Jesus is the bread of Life. When we spend time with Him, we are eating His bread.
John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
Milk: The Bible is the milk of God’s Word. When we drink His Word, we will learn more about Him and mature spiritually.
1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation.
Solid Food or Meat: Solid food is for the mature. Babies don’t eat solid food, but when we grow older, we need solid food and meat. Spiritually, this will help us grow and help us discern good and evil. In other words, we will understand what God wants us to do.
Hebrew 5:14 Solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
Dessert: God wants to fill us with the Holy Spirit. He wants us to worship Him and delight in Him. This is our spiritual dessert.
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
So you need to ask youself, “Are You Hungry?”