bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

How hungry are you?!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (6:01 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

I love fishing… but sadly, I haven't been able to fish for quite a while. There's the Mediterranean, but other than that, the few good fishing spots in Israel are not really available to the public. So sad. Nevertheless, fishing gives me a chance to get a break from the world and just relax and meditate — and on a good day, maybe catch a fish or two. But there are different kinds of fishermen, and different ways of fishing…

I recently saw a fishing cartoon that spoke to me and illustrated something about expectations. Pictured were two Eskimos fishing through holes in the ice. One of them had his line in a normal size hole maybe two or three feet across. But the guy sitting next to him had his line in an enormous hole, in the shape of a whale! This guy was hungry! He didn't want some dinky little fish! He was fishing for whales!

What I like about this illustration is how appetite creates expectation. What is our appetite for affecting the world around us for the Lord's sake? How much do we hunger to change things in peoples' lives through the gospel and through the ministry in Messiah? And how does that affect our expectations? He said "Blessed are those who HUNGER AND THIRST for righteousness."

How would you compare your hunger to your expectation? If your hunger is great and genuine then it's likely that God will move you to carve out a "whale-sized" hole in this icy world and expect a corresponding catch!

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

One Response to “How hungry are you?!”

  1. Lee Says:

    I really enjoyed this devotional. Thank you for creating and sharing it.

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 7/21/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/18/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/17/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/16/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/15/2014
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Boko Haram Seize Nigerian Town, Killing 100
    Nuke Negotiations Extended for 4 Months with Iran
    Russia Involved in Malaysian Airline Crash
    Thousands of Pro-Palestinian Protesters Rally in London
    Pro-Palestinian Protesters Rally Across France, Defy Ban
    China Braces for Super Typhoon
    Malaysian Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine
    Israel News
    Seven Soldiers Killed; Sudanese Munitions Warehouse Destroyed
    Hamas Enters Israel Through Tunnels, Immediately Neutralized (Video)
    13 Israeli Soldiers Killed Overnight, Hamas Defies Humanitarian Ceasefire
    Two Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Hamas, IDF Massing Troops on Gaza Border
    IDF intercepts another Hamas UAV; IDF Suffers First Casualty (Video)
    IDF Begins Ground Operation in Gaza
    U.N. Finds Missiles in One of their Schools in Gaza
    U.S. News
    Obama to Sign Executive Order for LGBT Workers, No Exemptions for Religious Groups
    US Terrorist Database Grows Rapidly
    Aquifer That Spreads Across Eight States Nearly Tapped Out
    Obama Administration Hid Huge Spike of Families Crossing Border
    U.S. Financial System Threatened by Hackers
    First Case of Chikungunya Virus Contracted in U.S.
    Hundreds of Vials Labeled Influenza, Dengue Found at Lab
    Christian News
    Islamic State to Christians in Mosul: Convert or Die
    Buddhists Launch Anti-Christian Campaign
    Sudanese Family Drops Suit Against Christian Daughter
    Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years
    Christian Pastor Arrested in Iran
    Sweden: Midwife Fired for Refusing to Perform Abortions
    US Failure Leads to Sudan Mom's Legal Limbo
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » How hungry are you?!