Belligerent hunger

Mat 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Mat 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

I remember praying a season ago for God to give me hunger for Him. I was going through life very bored and spiritually dry, and I just didn’t have a hunger for the things of God. Well, as He always does, He answered my prayer in full force.

There are times when I get belligerently hungry for God. I usually try to find a place alone to search Him out and worship Him, otherwise I am very annoying and vexing to those around me. 🙂

It makes me think of one of my favorite worship songs from a few years ago, David Crowder’s “Intoxicating:”

Intoxicating You are to me
Illuminating You are to see
Truly breathtaking You are to breathe
Sending my head spinning You are, You see

And I’ve lost my mind, I’m sure to find
Need to apologize for my
Lack of inhibition, for my belligerent condition

But with You this near I’m dizzy

Inebriating You are to me
Completely captivating You are you see
Sending my world spinning You are, You see

And now I find a blurry line
Here between You and I
Raise the cup, drink ’til I’m full
Sing ’til I can’t, ’til my voice is gone
And my head is spinning

Illuminating You are to see
Truly breathtaking You are to breathe
Sending my head spinning You are, You see

It’s on the Illuminate CD, but a far better version is on Sunsets and Sushi

I really love that kind of hunger. It is very precious to me, because I have to pray for it continuously.

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