Read: Psalms 42:1-2 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst alter righteousness: for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6). I Must Have The Fullness Of God If in our souls we find a deep hunger for holiness -- if our hearts cry, "Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole," we are already on the road to the deeper life of God in the soul. But that desire must be deep and moving -- true hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Only those who seek with all the heart find the fullness of God. This must be so because entire consecration involves life-changing commitments. Into our consecration we must put everything that is nearest and everyone who is dearest to us. If we are to belong wholly to God, He must always have first place in our lives. He does not always take from us the things that we consecrate to Him; He does not always sever the ties of friendship that we place in His hands. He does not always take or sever but He always asks, "May I, if I see it is best?,' And before we are sanctified wholly we must honestly and without mental reservation answer yes. This is why our desire must be deep and moving. This is why we must want the Holy Spirit more than anything else in life. If our desire is faint, we are likely to come up against some obstacle and cannot go further. But if our soul hunger is deep and strong, it carries us past the hindrance. I would this day make the prayer of Charles Wesley the prayer of my own heart: Stretch my faith's capacity Wider, and yet wider still; Then with all that is in Thee My soul forever fill! -- Wesley's Hymns