The secret of spiritual success is a hunger that persists…It is an awful condition to be satisfied with one’s spiritual attainments…God was and is looking for hungry, thirsty people.— Smith Wigglesworth
Genuine Hunger For God quotations
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
The only Christian you want to listen to is the one who gives you more of a hunger for God.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.
I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ .
..; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.
Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God.
And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small.
God is the one who satisfies the passion for justice, the longing for spirituality, the hunger for relationship, the yearning for beauty. And God, the true God, is the God we see in Jesus of Nazareth, Israel's Messiah, the world's true Lord.
Tolerate nothing in your life that might diminish your hunger for Gods word.
Apply it w vigor & spiritual energy!
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
When you are hunger for God, He will fill you.
When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.
A hunger for beauty is at its heart a hunger for God.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
God releases more of His power and presence according to the measure of our hunger for Him.
We [should not] make the mistake of thinking that marriage will provide the ultimate satisfaction for which we all hunger. To assume so would be to be guilty of blasphemy. Only God satisfies the hungry heart. Marriage is but one of the channels He uses to enable us to taste how deeply satisfying His thirst-quenching grace can be.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.
Atheism, true 'existential' atheism burning with hatred of a seemingly unjust or unmerciful God, is a spiritual state; it is a real attempt to grapple with the true God.… Nietzsche, in calling himself Antichrist, proved thereby his intense hunger for Christ.
Every revival in history seems to be the result of a few people becoming so hungry for God that they wanted Him more than oxygen. Those who have such hunger will not be denied. It's time to seek a revival that becomes the most famous address in the world. It's time to seek a move of God that won't quit moving.
The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie.
It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we drink in every night.
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.
God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.
The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty—it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.
You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
God gives every bird a worm, but does not throw it into the nest.
Every child is a deliberate, passionate creation of God.
If you doubt that, just look into their eyes. You will find a gentle little spirit who hungers for life - and for your love.
Today give up false mental attachments and beliefs! Free yourself from the delusion that anything external can fulfill the hunger of your soul for God-Consciousness.
Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
Christian fasting, at its root, is the hunger of a homesickness for God
After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods, and with appetites the gods might have envied.
People are hungry for something more beautiful, for something greater than people round about can give. There is a great hunger for God in the world today. Everywhere there is much suffering, but there is also great hunger for God and love for each other.
Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.
God speaks in the silence of the heart.
Most Christians are satisfied living as common Christians, without an insatiable hunger for the deeper things of God.
What [others] most need is to see in you a reflection of what God is like and of the transforming power of the Gospel. Your life can create hunger and thirst for God in others' lives and can be a powerful instrument in the hand of the Holy Spirit to draw their hearts to Christ.
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this is Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.
Testimony requires the nurturing by the prayer of faith, the hungering for the word of God in the scriptures, and the obedience to the truth.
When a human kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why should man then expect mercy from God? It's unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.
If it all be for naught, for nothingness at last,Why does God make the world so fair?Why spill this golden splendor out across the western hills,And light the silver lamp of eve?Why give me eyes to see, and soul to love so strong and deep?Then, with a pang this brightness stabs me through,And wakes within rebellious voice to cry against all death?Why set this hunger for eternity to gnaw my heartstrings through,If death ends all?If death ends all, then evil must be good,Wrong must be right, and beauty ugliness.God is Judas who betrays His Son,And with a kiss, damns all the world to Hell, --If Christ rose not again.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. -- Matthew 5
What's most striking is that the world as a whole has made remarkable progress against hunger, poverty and disease. I believe in God, and I see that hundreds of millions of people have escaped from poverty in places like Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Brazil and Britain. That's why, for me, it makes sense that this is God moving in our history.