How To sustain Spiritual Hunger
By ADENIRAN SAMSON PAUL
Hunger than is not sustained will crash. You may not know what Spiritual hunger does if you have not read “7 Ways To Know You Have Spiritual Hunger” which is a mirror to check your level of hunger for God. You can read it on this link. In the article you will see what hunger does in a man’s life.
Then, you need to know “How To Obtain Spiritual Hunger”, click this link to read more. It will fire up in you how to get hungry for God.
Having settled that, you can proceed to learn how to sustain it. Sustenance is more important as we saw in an illustration Jesus made.
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it , all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.” (Luke 14:28-30)
If a man knows how to obtain spiritual hunger but can’t sustain it, such a man’s life will look miserable and confusing because rising and falling will be the order of the day.
One of the reasons many ministries, marriages, and many of the revivals we read about crashed is because the Hunger that birth them could not be sustained. The line between the starting and the finishing is determined by the sustainability.
How then can we sustain hunger for God?
1. The Way You Obtain It Is The Way You Sustain It
Many of spiritual hunger disappeared because many has left behind the way they obtain it. They found new appealing methods overnight. They were deceived. Many ideology will come your way, if it aims at shifting you, throw it away. Don’t forget what drives you. It is the way you obtain it that you will sustain it. Don’t be a “once upon a time man”. Never neglect how you obtain your hunger, no matter what else you see others doing.
2. Demand More Of Yourself
Don’t stay where you are start, demand more of yourself. Do more than its required of you. Stretch yourself more. Do more than you use to do. Read more and pray more. Listen to tapes more. Never get to a level when you become satisfied.
3. Spend More Time
If the time you spend before is still the time you spend now, you will soon loose your passion and hunger. Spend more time in the secret place. Spend more time praying. Spend more time studying. You grow with time.
4. Adopt New Methods But Don’t Forget The Old.
Someone has said, “you can’t keep doing the same thing in the same way and expect different results”. You need to learn more on different ways you can do what you are doing. For example, you can read the word, study the word, write down the word with your pen, memorise the word, meditate on the word, speak the word, etc. You can do many things with the word of God to sharpen your taste for it.
Another we saw Christ saying about the scriptures above is planning. You need a structural plans for your spiritual journey. The way you planned your business schedule, career and others that is the way you need a structural plans for personal ways to sustain your hunger. Give it appointment scheduled.
6. Stay Holy
In my walk with God, I have discovered this great secret of God, Holiness! If you are not ready to live holy, you can’t sustain hunger. At most, it comes and go. And at a point, one may not see it again. Every other things becomes activities. Living holy life will help you sustain an unquenchable thirst for God. It makes your heart to always yearn for God’s tangible Presence. It is this unquenchable thirst that keeps you hungry always.