Walk by the spirit
Christian Life

What are you really hungry for?

If you’re fasting this month, you’re probably super hungry today. And every day. And it’s probably messing with your daily life.⁣

Like, I can’t be the only one who happened to be walking through Walmart at the exact time they bake the chocolate chip cookies and literally RAN AWAY.⁣

Just me? Dang.⁣


What I’m trying to say is the hunger is real.⁣

But what kind of hunger are we talking about?

It sounds obvious, but it’s an important distinction to make because the discomfort we endure when we fast is 0% about physical hunger and 100% about spiritual hunger.

It’s about denying our human nature to feed our God-nature.⁣

So if you’re fasting this season and find yourself fleeing the bakery section at the grocery store, pause when you hit housewares and ask yourself the six-million cookie question:⁣

What are you ACTUALLY hungry for?


Whatever it is, let your hunger remind you that what you seek is greater than your present discomfort.

Because when you fast, you’re hungry for something better than food—you’re hungry for God.⁣

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” [Gal 5:16-17 ESV]⁣⠀⠀⠀

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