Heart Hunger: Is it calling you?

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Hunger in our bodies, for the most part, can be recognized with the grumbling in our stomach but what does the hunger of our souls look like? This hunger is a result of the fall of mankind into sin. It is our separation from God, our creator that leaves a void within us that needs to be filled. I recently had a large cyst in my side surgically removed and a couple weeks later when I went in to have the sutures removed found that I had developed a hematoma. The doctor explained that when something is removed from the body, the body naturally wants to fill in the space so it sends blood that will end up clotting into a swelling mass within the tissues. The space within our inner being naturally wants to be filled. It is a hunger or a “heart hunger” to get this void within us filled. It is a “Heart Hunger” that is crying out for fellowship with God, to be reconnected to our creator. It is the driving force that motivates our actions. We need to satisfy the needs within our souls. It is these unmet needs that create the chaos and dysfunction in our lives. What needs within you are crying out to be filled and are not? Is the heart hunger calling to you? David sought after God and was filled. Here his words from Psalm 63: 1-5 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. Is your heart hungry? Jesus says in Matthew 7: 7-8 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” That “everyone” is you. You are invited to dine with Jesus and be filled. Revelation 3:20.