By Joel Lowery, Lead Pastor
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. - Acts 2:42-43
As we wrap up week 2 of the Daniel Fast and our focus on corporate breakthrough (meaning breakthrough for Crossroads as a body), there has been one word on my mind. And that one word has been HUNGER.
If I could pray for anything at Crossroads, it would be for a breakthrough as a body to see more of God’s Kingdom break into our church, more of God’s presence in our worship, more miracles, more healings, deeper relationships with each other. And all of that begins with HUNGER.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Our satisfaction comes when we hunger for the One who is righteousness - Jesus!
Being hungry for more of God is the beginning of seeing God move. How do I know that? Because the Holy Spirit is with me all day, every day…working in me, through me and on my behalf. But honestly, how often do I really sense him? Do I sense God with me every waking moment? Not really. However, when my hunger for him becomes increased, I start to see His work all around me. I become more perceptive to what He’s doing.
My prayer today, is this: "God, let CVC’s breakthrough this year be an unrestrained hunger for more of you, more of your kingdom, more of your presence! Amen!"
Questions for Reflection:
1. What do you hunger for more than anything? (Seems fitting to ask this on a fast) :-)
2. How would your life be different if you could see God working in your life even more?
3. Have you “devoted” yourself to teaching, fellowship, sharing meals & prayer?