4-1. His Hunger
Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107:8).
Our Father gave us the hunger to be justified (John 6:44), and He gave us the hunger to be sanctified (Phil. 3:10). This same principle applies to our service, our sharing. He never pushed us, but drew us in loving kindness – and He would treat others likewise, through us.
“If we are not living near the Lord Jesus and are not where we should be, we neither have an appetite for spiritual things, nor can we feed upon Him who is the living Bread. When God pours into you a hunger for your Beloved and begins to reveal your privileges in Him, rejoice with great joy and gratitude toward God. If He did not put into our hearts the longing to know Him better and to have His very best, we would be satisfied with the least we could have and be saved.” -C.H.MacI.
“How wondrous are the working and drawings of God upon a human heart! How little do we behold Him or know that which He is doing, as day by day He works down in the depths of our beings. The most favored place a child of God can be in, is to continually feel the drawing of God urging and constraining him to a greater hunger for Him.”
“God never gives anything till the soul is ready to receive it. When you are ready you will long and hunger for it.”
“For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Ps. 107:9).