July 11

Hunger and Thirst


Would I walk for 6 hours to hear the Word of God preached?

Would I sleep on this stone floor for days so that I could hear as much possible before I had to head back home?

Would I sit in the dark listening intently to the teaching of His Word, by the light of a flashlight?

And would I prolong the study by asking question after question about the scriptures?

Would I bother walking to an open-air, half-built church where I knew there would be bugs, no air conditioning and not enough seating?

Do I thirst for the presence of God? Do I hunger for God’s word?

The believers in La Gonave are hungry and thirsty for the Word and presence of God. I am encouraged and inspired by their dedication towards experiencing God through His Word.

They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. Psalm 36:8

Lord, make my heart crave your Word; more than my comfort and my plans. Give me the determination and longing like these people had to be in your presence. Let me not be so easily distracted and discouraged from pursuing time in your Word.

Click here to read more about my trip to Mapou village in La Gonave, Haiti.


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  1. Katie: My prayer is the same as yours: to seek Him above all else and to hunger and thirst after HIS WORD and righteousness more than anything else!
    Your pictures are wonderful! I can’t wait to hear more about your trip. Miss you!

  2. What a blessing to be able to witness such pure faith! I pray that we would all hunger for God & His truth in our lives in such a deep way! I look forward to hearing more & more about what God is doing in & through you as you are in Haiti!

  3. To hunger and thirst, to be devoted, to know Jesus is enough for me! All my prayers. So inspired to be more in love with Jesus and His word after worshiping with those precious believers in Mapou with you!

  4. So inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing…oh that I would hunger & thirst for Him & His word…

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