“Fire is released to a hungry generation”
During a general session at Empowered 21, Joel Stockstill gave a short message that penetrated my heart. “Fire is released to a hungry generation“, he said.
I often think about how [real faith puts a demand on the power of God]. In a culture with far too many spectators, it is easy to substitute “waiting on the Lord” for simply “doing nothing”. However, the people who experienced Jesus in his short 3 year ministry on earth were desperate people. Hungry people. Are you hungry for more?
Whether it was the “woman with the issue of blood” pressing through cultural barriers to touch the garment of the Healer, or whether it was “Blind Bartimeus” refusing to keep quiet in a crowd, hunger caught the attention of Jesus’ power. Whether it was Peter’s willingness to get out of the boat, or The “Sinful Woman’s” lavish act of worship with a broken alabaster jar, or a group of friends willing to lower their paralyzed brother through a roof to meet Jesus, passion and sacrifice reveal hunger. And hunger invites the power of God.
So today, I asked myself, Am I living life with passion? Am I hungry and desperate for more?” After answering a seemingly obligatory “yes”, I found the next question more challenging.