Ever feel alone in your faith? Ever feel like following Jesus isn’t worth it? Hunger for more in your relationship with Christ? You are in the right place!

A Letter To The Hungry Ones

Krista Hengesh

Dear Hungry One, 

We see you.

We see your hunger and desire for more of God, and we are right there with you.

We see your desire to know God’s true character through experience, friendship, and true intimacy – not just what religion and church have boxed or labeled Him as.

We see your desire to do life deeply with Him; in step with His pace, His way and His direction.

We see your desire to hear His voice and be obedient.

We see your desire to be a light, a gate-keeper, a torch-bearer, a mold-breaker in the sphere of influence that God has so intentionally placed you in.

Sister, these desires are good, oh so good, but… acting upon them and living them out can be hard – especially in the culture and time that we live in. 

We are busy.

We are distracted.

We feel alone in our pursuit of Christ.

We question whether our faith is worth it when the majority of the world doesn’t agree with what we believe.

So, hungry one, we are here to remind you that your choice to pursue and hunger for the Lord is the most important decision you will ever commit to.

It might be hard… actually, it WILL be hard, the Bible tells us that, but it will be worth it (John 16:33).

At times, it is easy to forget that there is a supernatural power behind God (1 Corinthians 4:20). That He is way more than an idea in our heads or a person we have read about in the Bible who modeled good morals for us to follow. God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are three beings in one. The Trinity. They are powerful, all-knowing, and consistent throughout all times (Hebrews 13:8). An intimate, united community who created you, who knows every detail about you (Psalm 139) and are for you – your greatest cheerleader (Jeremiah 29:11)!

Sister, you are an heir (Romans 8:18), a daughter (2 Corinthians 6:18), a chosen one dearly loved (Colossians 3:13) who the Lord is eager to do life with.

Just as you hunger for more of His presence, He hungers to do life with you.

When you feel alone in your faith or in your circumstance and feel like you are running or standing with no one at your side – God is there ready to comfort you and journey with you (Isaiah 41:10).

When you feel like you are not enough and all the pressures of the world are weighing you down, you can pause and remember that just as you are, you are MORE than enough. That it is God who defines your value and qualifies you – not your accomplishments or what the world says about you (Colossians 1:12-14).

When you feel like you have gone too far away from the Lord, or you have made one too many ‘wrong decisions’ for Him to welcome you back, guess what, He is running towards you with a new robe, a hug and a feast awaiting your return (Luke 15:11-32).

When you feel like you have all this zest and gusto inside of you to be His best friend and know all about Him, but have no idea where to start and feel like you are behind in the journey of falling in love with God, you are not behind. You are now released to dive into it all with the Lord as your personal guide. He is not in a hurry (2 Peter 3:9)

Our prayer for you Hungry One is for you FIRST to desire intimacy with the Lord.

  • For you to hunger to know there is always more you can discover, explore and realize about God because His love for you is too vast to fathom (Ephesians 3:18) and His thoughts about you are too numerous to count (Psalm 139:17).
  • For you to hunger to be in constant communication with Him and hunger to hear His voice.
  • For you to hunger to know His true character and spend uninterrupted time with Him in the secret place.

Our second prayer is for you to do life boldly with one another out of an overflow of your intimacy with Christ.

  • For you to hunger to see your neighbors, family, and friends set on fire for the Lord and be freed from all insecurity, doubt, and fear in their lives.
  • For you to hunger to be obedient and take risks when the Lord calls you to things that might be out of your comfort zone.
  • For you to hunger to have a childlike faith, and wonder about the world around you.
  • For you to hunger to give generously, trust others, and desire deep, vulnerable intimate in-person relationships.

We feed ourselves with the Lord’s living water (John 4:14) and bread (John 6:35) not only for ourselves but to equip us so we can be sent out as His ambassadors and messengers to this world (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Sister, you ARE a hungry one.

The enemy is going to do all he can to make you believe the opposite. Don’t let him ‘hush’ you out (as the old Sunday School song went). Don’t let anyone tell you you are not Christian enough to be hungry. Don’t believe the lie that your habits are not refined enough to be hungry. Don’t believe because you don’t desire Him every single moment of every day that you can’t be hungry.

Yes, there are probably some things that you will have to change in your life to create space to hunger for the Lord. Maybe create more space and time by watching less Netflix, not plan something for every day of the week, or set your alarm for an hour earlier in order to make time.

Yes, you might need to get on your knees and ask the Lord to show you what He offers you when you walk closely with Him. If you ask for it in His name and in His will, he will respond (John 14:13).

Yes, you might need to ask friends, mentors, and pastors why they love Jesus to create that initial spark in you again to fall more in love with Jesus or walk with Him for the first time, BUT… you are hungry.

We were all created with a desire for fullness. A desire for eternity (Ecclesiastes 3:11). A desire to be completely at one with the Lord.

At times that desire might be hidden by distractions of this world, but I can guarantee you that somewhere inside of you there is a hunger for more.

Currently, that hunger for more might be masked with the desire for money, fame, recognition, comfort, applause, a relationship, or approval but deeper than all of those desires is the longing to be one with the Lord. We were created in the Garden in complete unity and peace and fellowship with the Father, and until that unified relationship happens again when Jesus comes back we wait and hunger for as much of Him as we can get (Romans 8:22-24).

Falling in love with Jesus, becoming like Him, and learning how to walk with Him is a journey that takes time. It is also a journey the enemy wants to derail you from, but Sister, stand firm. Following Jesus is the most important journey you will ever go on and it is 100% worth it. 

You are a hungry one. 

We see you, and we are SO with you.

So let’s go feed ourselves with the person who will satisfy us in every way possible forevermore.

You are so loved, and your life matters more than you can comprehend.

Much love,

Krista + the Live Salted Team