Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Hunger of for God - Part 1

I was reading John Piper's Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer today.  He made this convicting statement about our lack of desire for God and His glory because of our desires that are too fixated on the world's table. He recommends the discipline of fasting with the purpose of weaning our desires from the molding bread of the world unto the true Bread of Life -- Jesus!
If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the
glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are
satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of
the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is
no room for the great. God did not create you for this. There
is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to
turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry,
and to say with some simple fast: “This much, O God, I
want you.” ("Introduction - page 23)

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