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Longing For Something More

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Longing for Something More
By Anahid Schweikert

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING AN UNEXPLAINED FEELING OF DISSATISFACTION? THE REASON FOR IT MIGHT BE SPIRITUAL HUNGER.

My friend was sick with frustration. You could see it all over her face and hear it in her voice as she talked about unmet expectations at her church.

"You're never satisfied," remarked her husband. Unlike his wife, he was happy with their full-gospel church, and he felt fulfilled in the ways he was serving there. Everything was in place--a beautiful new building, committees ready for action, outreach efforts underway.

But for my friend and others at her church, there was still a deep sense of dissatisfaction. It wasn't a rumbling, like complaining, but more a gnawing hunger for something more--the life-changing presence of the Holy Spirit.

I identified with my friend's feelings; I had experienced them myself. Perhaps you have, too. It may not be your church that leaves your spirit wanting; it may be your job. Or perhaps your marriage is missing something. Maybe your whole life feels empty!


Deep inside you know there must be more...


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This article appeared in the Apr/May 2000 issue of SpiritLed Woman


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