A Hunger for God (Redesign): Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer. Our appetites dictate the course of our lives, whether they are physical cravings, passionate desires for possessions or power, or spiritual longings for God. However, for the Christian, hunger for anything other than God can be an archenemy, whereas our hunger for God and God alone is the only way to victory.
Do you hunger for Him? As John Piper puts it, “If we lack strong desires for the manifestation of God’s glory, it is not because we have drunk heavily and are satisfied.” It is because we have nibbled at the world’s table for so long. Our soul is crammed with insignificant things, leaving no room for the great.” If we are satisfied with what the world has to offer, a fast may express, or even increase, our soul’s desire for God.
Between the perils of self-denial and self-indulgence exists this path of pleasant discomfort known as fasting. That is the journey John Piper invites you on in this book. For when God is your heart’s supreme desire, He will be supreme in everything. And He will be most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in Him.