Inspiration

How’s Your Spiritual Appetite?

“You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment.” (1 Peter 2:2 NLT, second edition)

Are you hungry for God?

It is possible to maintain a spiritual hunger for God for the rest of your life. Here are five ways to keep a spiritual appetite.

  1. Remind yourself how much God loves you. The more you understand how much God loves you, the more you’re going to love him. The Bible says in Ephesians 3:18-19, “May you have the power to understand … how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (NLT, second edition).
  2. Stop filling up on junk food. You are a spiritual being with a God-shaped hole in your heart that only God can fill. When you try to fill it with salary, status, success, passion, possessions, power, prestige, or anything other than God, it’s not going to be fulfilling. Proverbs 15:14 says, “A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”
  3. Make knowing God your number one goal. Happiness is a byproduct of knowing God. Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well” (NCV).
  4. Get into God’s Word every day. The Bible is food for your soul. Eating a meal once a week won’t keep you healthy. In the same way, you need to feed on God’s Word every day. “You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment” (1 Peter 2:2 NLT, second edition).
  5. Appetite is influenced by association. If you hang out with people who only care about politics, that’s all you’re going to care about. If you hang out with people who only care about sports, that’s what you’re going to care about.

Join a small group for support, because whatever you talk about when you’re with others is what you’re going to be hungry for. Proverbs 2:20 says, “Join the company of good men and women, and stay on the paths of the righteous” (MSG/NLT, second edition).     

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

Talk It Over

  • What does it mean to be hungry for God?
  • How can you remind yourself throughout the day of God’s love?
  • What are the things that you talk about most with your friends? With your spouse? How is your conversation feeding your spiritual appetite?
...Read More.
Now Playing:

Our Mission at a Glance

To bridge the cultural gap within

Christian Music

by uniting listeners all over the world to join in the diverse listening experience we provide.

Envy Is a Sign That You Don’t Trust God

One of the signs that envy is in your heart and you need to eliminate it is that you constantly use this phrase: “It’s not fair.&rdqu... READ MORE

God’s Plans for You Started Before You Were...

If you want to live a life of purpose and meaning, maximize the strengths God has given you. Find ways to do more of what you do well and less of... READ MORE
Look Up Radio |  #1 Christian Contemporary and Gospel Radio Station | "The Jeffersons" Star Dies at 74

“The Jeffersons” Star Dies at 74

Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, has died at 74, according to police.  The actor, who first played […] READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

Top 5 Christian Songs