Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.’ – John 6:35
Soul hunger is the same whether we live in the White House or a homeless shelter; whether we’re the latest star, sex symbol or a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother; whether we’re Bill Gates or Fred Sanford. Whoever we are, wherever life has taken us, however much we have or lack, we hunger for more; something richer, deeper, prettier, tastier, faster—something that satisfies.
Some people acknowledge their hunger and seek to satisfy it in socially acceptable ways: education, career, family, friends, or public service. Others grow desperate and angry, and attempt to satisfy their hunger in socially unacceptable ways: promiscuity, the misuse of drugs and alcohol, or even violence.
Whichever category we best fit, our need is the same: God. And the only way to find God is by surrendering to Him. It might not be easy for you to do, but it’s very simple to surrender. I invite you to try it.
– Steve Arterburn
If we do not abide in prayer, we will abide in temptation. Let this be one aspect of our daily intercession: God, preserve my soul, and keep my heart and all its ways so that I will not be entangled. When this is true in our lives, a passing temptation will not overcome us. We will remain free while others lie in bondage. – John Owen