My mentee and I are reading a book right now about God-Sized Dreams. One of the chapters talks about characteristics of God-Sized dreamers: faithful where they are, keep their hearts open, embrace enough, encourage others, etc. One of the lines I underlined in this chapter said: You’re feeding someone today. Who is the hungry heart in your life? These few words gave me pause thinking of all the hungry hearts I know.
I decided to write a list. Students I work with, friends, family, acquaintances, anyone I could think of. For each person I wrote “K is hungry for _______”; “G is hungry for ______”; M is hungry for ______”.
Hungry for true friendship
Hungry for physical healing
Hungry for adventure
Hungry for peace
It was an eye opening exercise; so many hurts, but just as many joys. Then the question comes: “What can I do?”
I cannot solve the hurts; I cannot deepen the joys. I can do nothing.
Thankfully I believe in a God who can. I believe in a God who loves to bring healing and create stories of redemption. I believe in a God who loves to deepen our joy and give good things. I believe in a God who can.
And He gently reminds me of my role to help with the hurts and the joys. Pray.
Spend time in prayer bringing these needs before Him. Pray peace over the broken hearted. Pray healing over those battling sickness. Pray thanksgiving over new adventures. Pray. Pray. Pray.
What is your heart hungry for today? Share your hunger with someone. Ask for prayer or help.
Who is the hungry heart in your life? Offer prayer, give encouragement, be love.
ps – Does anyone else think the word ‘mentee’ is weird?