An Appetite for God

“Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.” Matthew 5:6, Amplified Bible

When my children become sick, the first thing they lose is their appetite. I could sit in front of them their favorite meal and they will refuse it. So I let them rest until they feel better. When they come to me saying, “I’m ready to eat now”, I know they are healed.

Have you lost your appetite for the things of God? Do you no longer desire to read His Word or be in His presence? Is there no great desire to be around His people or do the spiritual things you used to? It could be the cares of life have distracted you or that your heart is hurting. Has anything damaged your heart and mind? Has anything polluted your faith? Have you just come through a terrible experience? There’s no judgement or condemnation here—only sincere love. The goal is to help you examine where you are spiritually. If you are hurting, forgive those who have offended you and receive God’s immense love. Receive His healing hand over your heart and let Him reach into every hurting place. If you are distracted, ask God to refocus and reignite you.

A deep longing for the things of God can’t be manufactured. God gives us a thirst and hunger for Him, and we can come to Him saying, God I’m ready to eat now! I want more of You now! I’m ready to win souls now, and fulfill Your divine purpose for my life now!

Prayer: Thank You Lord. I need You to heal me and refocus me. Touch my heart and heal every pain. Every disappointment. Heal me and give me my appetite back. Cause me to thirst for You like never before. Help me, God. I forgive everyone and everything. I receive a greater desire for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 2:2; Psalms 63:1-2)

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13 thoughts on “An Appetite for God”

  1. Yes & 🙏🏾 Amen!!!
    Thank You Lord & DOTK for this blessed encouragement!
    Sometimes, we DO need refocusing, revival & rededication; & GOD IS ALWAYS THERE, waiting to receive, forgive, restore & renew. HALLELUJAH JESUS 😇🙏🏾❤️💚🙏🏾👏🏽

  2. Thank you for this message, I’ve really lost focus. I need a nudge from God right now. Seems like nothing is changing in my life, no prayers answered, please pray for ME!

  3. I have no joy and l read this only to find that God is waiting for me. Thank you for this enriching word to fill a void. I am so sorry, Father, that l lost my joy but in you my joy shall return with more and lasting joy! Thank you Father for your long patience and encouraging words.

  4. Yes, Yes JESUS 👑I LOVE YOU!!! DOTK 👑Thank you for this message, I sent it to each of my children and they were happy to recieve it,each trying to find their way in life.. ran from GOD 👑but their are on their way back NOW!!! I all said they needed to hear this… AMEN 💚I LOVE YALL!!!😍🌞🌹 GOD IS ABLE and WILLING!!🙌🙏🙏🙏I TRUST HIM while I wait and rest!!!💘💘😄💃

  5. Yes i receive this prayer i need you Father my heart cries for you. I forgive everyone in my life i do not want the chains of unforgiveness. I want a closer relationship with you. Thank you for this devotion Thank you for your love dear Jesus.5

  6. Thank you God for this word today, I Thank God I am reading my Bible every day , Praying and spending time with GOD. There’s no other way I wouldn’t have it no other way. I Love You Father, I Thank you In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🕇🕇🙏🙆🙌💙💙💙❤❤❤💚💚💚🎉🎉🎉🙏

  7. Thank you Father God, I receive this in your Son Jesus name. Teach me wisdom to know the path You have set forth in my life. Stay with me Lord. Amen

  8. Amen Thank you God because the Love that I have for you I have forgive myself for not moving when you say move Lord I see you at work and my life. Yes I have forgive them around me my heart is full with the Greater Love of Jesus touch and heal all around me for everything and everyone and the Beautiful name of Jesus Amen

  9. Yes and AMEN I really needed this great word from Jesus this day thank you Father in JESUS Name🙋💃🙏💕

    1. Amen….. Lord I really needed this…….. Thank You for putting great ppl in my path to help me alone the way….

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