Hungry to hear His Voice!

THE STORY OF JESUS: Jeremiah 14-15
“When your words came, I ate them.” (Jeremiah 15:16)
In this book, sometimes God speaks to Israel, and sometimes to Jeremiah.
In this verse Jeremiah is complaining to God about his own struggle.
He recalls how he responded when God first called him: he ate His words up.
This expression describes the hungry soul craving God’s wisdom and guidance.
The problem in Israel was that they went through the motions, but gave it no heart.
They did ‘devotions’, but they were not eagerly listening for God’s Voice.
Their hearts pursued other pleasures and desires, not God’s wisdom or God’s way.
Starving hearts won’t quit when finding food gets hard; they try harder.
Some will even eat bugs, or grass, or other stuff to satisfy their hunger.
Consider you own ‘hunger’ for God’s wisdom and God way in your bible reading?
How hungry are you, how much effort do you put into it?
When you do ‘eat’ it, do you digest it through meditation and application?
Skimming the bible will provide no lasting benefit, God wants us to want it!
If we truly live by every word from God (Matthew 4:4), how alive are we?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You can tell whether I am really hungry to listen and learn from You. Make me more hungry than I am, so that I may find more satisfaction in ‘eating Your words’.

One Comment

  1. Do this and live.
    Yet the people then and today love to wander
    and do not restrain their feet.
    They go their own way and not the Lord’s.
    Even the prophets do not speak His Word.
    Therefore punishes His people until the people remember.
    Remember the Lord. Our/My hope is in Him.
    Hear His voice
    live for Jesus.
    There is no other way.

    Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
    Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.
    Mold me and make me after Thy will,
    While I am waiting, yielded and still.
    Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
    Search me and try me, Master, today!
    Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,
    As in Thy presence humbly I bow.
    Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
    Wounded and weary, help me, I pray!
    Power, all power, surely is Thine!
    Touch me and heal me, Savior divine.
    Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
    Hold o’er my being absolute sway!
    Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see
    Christ only, always, living in me.

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