Hungry for God: Hearing God's Voice in the Ordinary and the Everyday
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In your heart you feel the longing―an emptiness that can’t be satisfied by food, or friendships, or entertainment, or success, or anything this world can offer. Only God can fill the void. More than you know, you hunger for God. In Hungry for God, critically acclaimed author Margaret Feinberg puts you in touch with your desire for intimacy with your Creator and what it takes to find fulfillment. Feinberg writes, “The sound of his voice is spiritual nourishment, his voice a banquet for my soul―every syllable a tasty morsel, every expression flavored with love.” With rare insight into the Scriptures, human nature, and the heart of God, Feinberg invites you to discover the ways in which God speaks to you not from the top of some holy mountain, but in the midst of your everyday affairs. Learning to hear God’s voice isn’t as much a destination as it is a journey, and if you travel far enough, you’ll find yourself abiding in the presence of God. Passionate, honest, and filled with wisdom and inspiration, Hungry for God will help you cultivate the holy intimacy your spirit craves.
their crafts hour. I asked my husband Leif, who was helping the boys build bottle rockets during the crafts hour, about the idea. He liked it, but he needed the full hour to launch the bottle rockets. So I approached Sarah, who was making candy jewelry with the girls. She loved the idea and had plenty of time to tackle both projects. In her enthusiasm, she approached the director of the nonprofit about the idea, who told Leif, despite his protests, that the boys would have to make cards too.
surfboards in Florida to building their own end-of-the-world home in North Carolina to living as ski bums for a winter in Colorado — never shying away from new exploits. Because they weren’t attached to a particular denomination, we attended a different type of church wherever we lived. At each new place of worship, I always liked asking the people we met a question: How do you hear from God? The answers were as diverse as the people I asked, and most answers left me more confused. Some didn’t
Valjean his freedom and silver candlesticks in Les Misérables. As we read, watch, listen, and experience, God uses art to speak into our lives. Nature Most people who move to Colorado appreciate the outdoors. The mountains are vibrant with rock climbers, hikers, kayakers, skiers, snowboarders, and sports enthusiasts of all flavors. From my early childhood in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to my formative years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to my undergraduate years in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
Exodus 2; James 5:17 – 18; Leviticus 15 – 16; Matthew 3:6 – 16; Revelation 22:1 – 2 .003 Shaped by God’s Voice Jim Cymbala, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), 141 – 43. To learn more about the story of Scum of the Earth Church, check out their website at www.scumoftheearth.net. And you won’t want to miss Pure Scum: The Left-out, The Right-brained, and the Grace of God by Mike Sares (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2010). Adapted from Alice Gray, Stories for the Heart
story that I’ve never forgotten is of a missionary doctor who faithfully served forty years in the remote villages of Africa. When he decided to retire, he wired a message ahead with the date and time of his arrival. Crossing the sea, he thought of the large homecoming awaiting him in America. Though his heart still beat for the Africans, he knew it was time to return home. As the ship pulled into port, the missionary’s heart leaped with expectation. He scanned the docks. A crowd had gathered,