How to Create an Uncommon Hunger for God

How to Create an Uncommon Hunger for God

July 12, 2017

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 (NASB)

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I was about to lose it.

We were going around the circle giving updates about the spiritual condition of our hearts — something I usually love to do. As a deep-waters kind of girl, I’m always ready to dive right in to feelings. But it had gone on for hours, and there was bacon waiting for us. Bacon.

And as it was now approaching noon, and brunch was in smelling distance, my deep waters were drying up. I was becoming hangry.

The Urban Dictionary defines “hangry” as being so hungry that the lack of food causes anger or frustration. Spot on, isn’t it? Can you remember a time you were so hungry you yelled at someone you love, rolled your eyes at your spouse, used choice words on the driver who cut you off or thought mean things toward someone at work? Your need for sustenance can really turn your happy into hanger.

I think we can become hangry on a spiritual level, too. Our hearts will long for the kind of nourishment only God can provide, and we’ll struggle to navigate life’s ups and downs until our spiritual hunger is tamed. As we read in Matthew 5:6, Jesus reminds us God will not only bless us for feeling hangry for Him, but He will also satisfy that need to the fullest.

A wise friend once told me that hankering for a taste of the Holy Spirit was better than feasting on our favorite foods. (Honestly, it’s hard to imagine anything yummier than queso and chips from my favorite Texas food chain.)

But over and over and over, God reminds me He will satisfy and fill me up even more and even better than anything the world can offer.

And while foods like queso can tame our tummy, the only way to satisfy our soul is to feast on God’s Word.

You and I were created to hunger after God more than anything the world offers. It’s an uncommon choice — an ability God baked into the heart of every believer. But it’s an intentional decision we must choose daily.

It means when bad news comes, we get on our knees and pray. We take our pain and fear to Him first. We put God at the top of our to-do lists, not the bottom. It means we don’t treat Him like leftovers, something we reluctantly grab when nothing else satisfies.

Relying on anything other than God to feed our souls will keep us in an ordinary, common relationship with Him. Instead of embracing His power, strength and wisdom, we settle for the world’s morsels. Unless we choose to feast on God’s promises, we’ll spiritually starve ourselves.

Having an uncommon hunger for God is something we have to cultivate. It’s something we can ask Him to give us.

Let’s want God more than anyone or anything. And let’s live in such a way that others see the Father because of it. Yes, I am giving us all permission to be that crazy Jesus-girl.

Because when we do, we’re choosing to be an uncommon woman. And the world needs our lives to shine God’s hope, now more than ever.

Dear Lord, help me want You above anything else. It’s so easy to get “hangry” for the wrong things and look to the world to satisfy my needs or heal my heart. But in doing so, I’m forgetting that You are my provider. You are ready and willing and able to be my all. Help me choose You! I don’t want to live a common life; I want to thrive as an uncommon woman. Forget the world. I want You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Revelation 3:20, “Look! I have been standing at the door, and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me.” (TLB)

Psalm 107:9, “For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.” (NASB)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
What keeps you from filling up those empty places inside with God?

Where in your life are you most hangry for God to intervene? What can you start doing today to create a hunger for Him?

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Comments

  1. Psalm 119:133 “Order(establish) my steps in THY WORD.” This verse has proven itself in my life over and over, again.

    • Thank you Sandy for that wonderful wise teaching! I long for the deep things of God’s Spirit and there’s nothing better on this earth than understanding truths in His Word and walking in His Spirit! Thank you Lord Jesus for making all of this possible for all of us!! ✝🌈💜

    • Patti Selman says:

      I love the expression “hankering for the Holy Spirit “

    • Ritu Parveen Sharma says:

      Spiritual hunger is a great paradox.It gets satiated only to hunger for more!And in this hunger lies the greatest joy unlike worldly hunger which makes us ‘ hangry’.It is best described in the following lines:-

      As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God! I thirst for God, for the living God. I say, “When will I be able to go and appear in God’s presence?”
      Psalms 42:1-2 NET

  2. Debbie Gomez says:

    A timely read as I struggle with making God Number One and being fulfilled by His Word, not by my own worldly choices. Thank you!

  3. A wonderful message. I believe as a woman, each and everyone is hangry for God.But don’t know how to make it out.So, eventually the frustration pops out. I really thank you for this amazing message.May God bless you and make you shine for his glory.Thanks and Regards.Niran.

  4. Chocky Tshenkeng says:

    I am in a point in my life when I know we desperately need God and the statement of needing to be hanry for God just reached home in my heart. I always find the devotionals speaking to me like the voice of God. I believe He only knows the state on my heart and soul and ever available to meet me where Iam. Thank you for being His voice.

  5. When ever I start “slacking” and get out of my daily quiet time and put my prayer life on the back burner I’ve noticed the hangry in me come out. its never intentional but when it’s happened I can tell!

  6. Kelly Miller says:

    My heart wants that uncommon hunger, but my brain wants to consume junk. That junk is what keeps me from focusing on God and His kingdom. I know that a hunger for healthy food can be developed by eating it and cutting out the junk food. I want to learn how to feast on God’s words to develop a taste for His goodness.

    • I love this illustration Kelly! I can so relate!

    • Donna Fischer says:

      Exactly! You stated it perfectly. And the junk seems so much easier to reach.

    • Deborah says:

      Kelly I have the same issue regarding my diet. Recently I started eating an apple as my bedtime snack and it has helped me make better choices. So my heartfelt advice is start with one healthy snack and go from there. May the peace of God rule in your heart and mind forever!

    • Thanks so much for your very honest comment, sister Kelly. I can totally relate, and confess that in my spiritual walk I have walked down the ailes of anything junk than the wholesome and sustaining food of God’s Word. After all, Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, etc. are all a click away and the seem (at the time) the easiest and most convenient choice. Lord, in the presence of my sisters, I confess and ask that you forgive my sin of choosing other things over you. Also, Varey, thanks for the devotional and for your obedience to share.

    • Kelly,
      Spot on! I just finished the book “Crave” by Lysa TerKeurst. While it applies to my cravings for food and how they get in the way of my cravings for God, I found myself asking what else I crave that gets in the way. For me, that craving is also to please others. My craving or desire to please others can get in the way of my desire to please God. I found Lysa’s words on craving food transferable to other areas of my life.
      Thank you Kelly (and Lysa) for your inspirational words.

    • Well said. Eating junk is a struggle for me both physically and spiritually.

  7. Well said. Thanks!

  8. Sharnta Hall says:

    This devotion arrested my attention at the title because truth is my heart like many others sincerely desires exactly what Carey’s heart penned. My prayer over the past few months has been just that Daddy I want a continuous hunger and thirst for righteousness. That hunger and thirst that consumed me when you first round me and I became aware of it. That hunger and thirst that had me barely sleeping at night because I couldn’t wait for our Daddy Daughter time all throughout the next day. That hunger and thirst that had me holding ever ear hostage that gave me a moment to share You. That hunger and thirst that caused me to look for every opportunity to be AGAPE in ACTION. I miss that…

  9. Sylvia Newcomb says:

    There’s much truth in what you say, Carey. As an older Believer, I can give witness that Satan loves nothing better than to throw life’s darts to try and burden our hearts. We must learn to memorize God’s promises for these times.

  10. Joan Webster says:

    I am going through very trying times with my daughter and her alcoholic boyfriend. Please pray that he will receive treatment soon. Please enter my name to win your book. Thank you Joan Webster

  11. Mindy Metcalf says:

    I loved the analogy of how real world ‘hangry’ can relate to our hunger and need for God and his word. It’s a reflection of a desperate desire we don’t always see or seek to fulfill. Lately I have found myself looking and searching for certain things in life that I know God will one day bring, without recognizing my need for set apart time with God and the widening gap of my needs that only he can fill. The anger and frustration can be so true as we seek to fill our needs with great inadaquecy when we don’t give it all to God and seek Him out with full surender.

  12. I would love to win a copy of Uncommon! I’ve allowed myself to back slide &becone common. Please pray for me to draw closer to God.Thank you!

  13. Debbie storm says:

    Thank you this article today about being hanged in my soul! I’m so exhausted from trying to fix everything my way knowing that God has that power, not me. I’ve been struggling for four years, but this past two months I’m at rock bottom. My son is incarcerated, my husband of 6 years is verbally abusive, my mom is dying in another state, my 16 yr old granddaughter just told me she is an atheist satinist, whatever that is doesn’t sound good. I’m tired and I’m not shining his light because all I do is cry all the time. And I can’t change any of those things by myself. I know HE is the answer, I’m just tired.
    Thank you
    Debbie

    • Debbie, Jesus weeps with you. His light shines through tears.

      Lord, restore Debbie’s soul. When she lays down at night, grant her your good sleep. May her love for you shine out to her granddaughter, pouring your light of truth into that child’s dark world. Bring to her imprisoned son’s mind every Bible verse spoken in his presence–kindle his hunger for you. Fill Debbie with such assurance of your love that her husband’s abusive words roll to the ground without harming her. May she overflow with your promises and be a fountain of peace to those around her.

      • Ukinebo says:

        Amen to that lovely prayer Shirlee…
        Hang in there Debbie…God sees your heart and your tears…He is right beside you whispering….”Cast all your care upon me my daughter for I care for you deeply”….

      • Amen

      • Deborah says:

        Debbie, there is a very small yet powerful prayer that has seen me through so many times while being challenged by a few of things that you are currently going through and here it is. God I Trust You! That’s it. We are standing in the gap on your behalf Debbie simply trust Him!

    • Roxanne says:

      “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ” Phil. 4:13
      Debbie trust in the Lord he has your granddaughter and all your family in his nail scared palm. In prayer❤️

    • Perfect timing for this message today, as I struggle to put Him first, so many other things keep tempting me try and find peace and happiness in them, so starting with today I am focusing on putting God first!

    • Praying for you Debbie

  14. Karlansia Mills says:

    Thank you for this message.

  15. Debbie storm says:

    Thank you for your insightful words of encouragement, I needed to hear these words today!
    On top of all I just mentioned, we found out last night one of my cousins fell in a river fishing and hasn’t been found yet. It’s been 48 hours and it’s only a month away from the day my friend was murdered 4 years ago.!! It just seems to have no end in sight. I’m so tired

  16. Maumo Mubila says:

    This devotion speaks what’s in my heart. For the past three years my spirit has been uneasy, I have had this inexplicable hunger and thirst for God. Sometimes I’ve turned to Him and sometimes I’ve been distracted and looked to the world, to fill the void in my heart. I’m so tired of being a mediocre Christian and being lukewarm, and I am now completely surrendering my heart to Jesus. I want to want Him more and more each day than anything and anyone else! I don’t want the world or anything in it, I want Jesus. I am nothing without Him and I know that all too well! Jesus, I am desperate for You, my heart cries out to You! Please, empty me of me and fill me up with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  17. Krista Petersen says:

    Awesome devotional! I want to be that crazy Jesus girl!

  18. Joanne Peachey says:

    So often I find myself caught up in what I’m doing and not until I feel like it’s all falling apart does it occur to me that I’m hungering for time with Jesus. I so want to turn it all around to spending time with Jesus and then living in the joy and fullness that only He can give.

  19. Sounds like a great read.

  20. Jennifer Behm says:

    Thank you for this post. I have not equated the “hungry” reactions to my spiritual life before, and it does make sense!

  21. Shirley says:

    Thank you, JESUS, for your word and your love, grace, mercy and forgiveness. It is a wonderful thing that He wants to bless us each and every day. A “choice” needs to be made each and every day as to where we “put” Him in our schedule. When we seek Him with all our heart, He will be woven in through all the situations we encounter and His peace will surround us, fill us and see us through.

  22. Laura Riddle says:

    Thank you so much for this devotional! I often joke about being hangry, but now I want to be hangry for Jesus, his teachings, and putting Him and God first and foremost in my life.

  23. shakeitha says:

    Wonderful devotional. I need to get back to a place where I am hungry for God and his Word. The busyness of life has me distracted.

  24. April Hill says:

    I would love to win a copy of the book! I enjoy receiving these devotional emails everyday!

  25. Belinda Krenz says:

    For every season of life’s journey… Pursuing God is such an important part. Life gets busy & l would love to read your book. Sounds so encouraging & i so need to cultivate ‘drawing near to God….
    Thank you

  26. Would love to win this

  27. Awesome devotional!!! Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled.

  28. Would love a copy of this inspirational book! Thank you for your devotional this morning/ it was much needed in my heart and soul.

  29. I really have a passion to know god more and to live my life for him. It would be real encouraging to me because this year I have really had to struggle financially,grief and a lot of pain. It would also help me to help other people. God has really given me a heart to be able to bless others.

  30. Joanne Branscombe says:

    Thank you for continuing to give daily words to challenge and encourage. I need it!

  31. Beth Byrd says:

    After 51 years, you would think I know my purpose in life, but I don’t. I practically beg God to help me figure it out. I think I should be concentrating more on God where my satisfaction would come than an outside activity where I think I need to belong and be involved for peace, satisfaction and fulfillment.

  32. I love this picture of being hangry for the Lord! The message in your devotion was exactly what the Lord has been trying to teach me. Even today’s verse of the day at bible gateway (Matthew 4:4) tied in!

  33. Great devotion and so timely for me. I think I know what HE has planned for me, but I’m kind of running out of steam. I need a push to get to the finish line. I think this is it, helping my brother and son to heal their relationship. We’ve got some generational alcoholism and it’s time to break the cycle.

  34. I am in a spot of being pushed into the “uncommon”! Would love to read and resonate with this book!

  35. Debbie Chrisman says:

    This was right on time! I was definitely hangry today. I actually had to ask God to forgive me for not going to him first.

  36. I have felt so lost lately…we moved to a different town, started attending a different church, new schools, new people. It was all so unfamiliar and strange. Before moving here I thought I had a strong relationship with the Lord, but somewhere along the way I allowed resentment for my changing circumstances to get in the way. I started leaning more on myself than on God for life. I am yearning to find that closeness again, but I am struggling. I used to love to stand out for Him, but now I barely utter His name on a daily basis. I want to be the “Uncommon” firecracker I used to be for God. Lord willing, (and I know He is), I will get there 🙂

    • Praying for you Geri that you will have peace in fully realizing He is still there. I pray that you will see Him in ways you’ve never experienced before

  37. Cyndee Crout says:

    Thank you for sharing this message…I pray to be hangry for God and let his light shine through me so that others will know His love.

  38. Thank you for this reminder and encouraging word!!! I know I am guilty of not giving my all but the hungry reference definitely hit home for me!i have been feeling a longing lately, and this helped further confirm my thoughts. Thank you! And Thank You Lord!!!❤️

  39. Thank you for a timely reminder! This meditation focused my quiet time for today.

  40. I greatly enjoyed and needed this message this morning! I often find myself searching for things that will not provide me what God can. I love reading reminders like this which fuels my hunger to seek God and ask that he fill my soul. Thank you!

  41. Deborah Felmey says:

    Great word for me today! A wonderful reminder that discipline is critical to my commitment to read Gods word daily, commune with Him, and keep my focus on His promise and not the worlds. I would love to receive this book offer.

  42. This is exactly what God has been speaking to my heart about– hungering after Him, listening for Him, increasing my awareness that He is always with me, not just during my devotional time. Thank you for this reminder

  43. Thank u for this message it brings the right words needed at this time.

  44. As I read this devotion this morning, I am realizing how much that I depend on myself and not God unless I need Him. I want to shine a light for Him, but my actions and thoughts don’t always show that. I have doubts, I lose my faith at times, I let the world in. My prayer today is for God to show me how to be an uncommon woman. My desires are so to worship Him and tell the world about Him. I need to fight the world off, in His name. I am so thankful for these devotions, it can really make you realize you are not alone.

  45. Reading today’s devotional open my heart. To always go to God first instead of others .,Time and time again ,how my heart longs for someone to tell my problems to and to help me see my way though life toughest moments ,but can’t find No One./This book is my answers on how to rely on God and his word.

  46. Thank you for this powerful message. Here’s hoping I can dig in deeper with your book.

  47. Maryellen McKee says:

    I am an uncommon woman that is looking for a new path. I’ve lost a big part of my family and I am looking for new light. Maybe this book will shine and I will discover my new purpose. Thank you.

  48. Ingrid Macleod says:

    I am struggLing to find meaning and purpose in my life. I could use a copy of your book

  49. I have been on a weight-loss journey for a little over a year now. One of the tools that I have been using on this journey is an app that has a social media component where members can post about their own weight-loss journey. I have seen the word “hangry” used on this social media component but never realized it was a real word until I read the P31 post this morning. I was delighted to see that on the post. Part of the reason that I started my weight-loss journey was to keep myself and my body under subjection and in control. The spiritual and the physical certainly go hand in hand. If I don’t feed on the Word, I certainly do become hangry!!

  50. Perfect timing, as slways. Thank you for this…it is so easy to think those other things will be fulfilling, but it’s like cotton candy, it has no substance. So needed to hear this today!

  51. Kelli Cameron says:

    This was the answer to my prayers. God knows what is on our hearts even when we don’t speak it out loud. Thank you Casey and thank you Lord!

  52. MICHELE WAGNERp says:

    This sounds like an excellent read!

  53. Ukinebo says:

    May I hunger for God and the things of God more than anything in life in Jesus name…Amen.
    Thank you Carey for this lovely reminder on what we should focus on more than anything else in life. Quite a difficult feat to achieve, I mast confess, with all the things that constantly battle to take front place in our hearts; the need to be the right size and figure, the need to wear fashionable clothes and be accepted by the society, the need to have the perfect home with the perfect cushions and furnishings, the need to have the perfect spouse and children….but rarely do we crave the need to have the perfect heart and attitude to God……..

  54. Kimberly Knight says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I think I am in a season of life where I need a jumpstart to help me fill up on my hunger for God.

  55. This sounds like a great book!

  56. Thank you for sharing this reminder in such a practical way.

  57. Kristie R Walters says:

    I want you God!

  58. Julie Hurne says:

    I have been a Christian for over 40 years but have never had a CLOSE personal walk with Christ. I see others who read scripture and talk about how precious a verse is or how the Lord spoke to them. Possibly because of having come out of a sexually abusive background I don’t know how to love or accept love. I long for that intimate relationship with Christ but never quite get there.

  59. What a great devotional this morning..would love to read and study the book.

  60. Yes, please.

  61. Marianne says:

    I would like to win a feee copy of your book. Enjoy your day!
    Marianne From 🇨🇦

  62. This message came at the perfect time as I am wrestling with what my purpose is. God has been there for me & shown me His presence. Looking for a break-through message. Praying this book is a start. THANK YOU!

  63. Ginger Orozco says:

    Exact answer to my thoughts last night. I was thinking how uncommon I seem talking about the Lord all the time. God is answering me saying it’s ok be that crazy Jesus girl🙌 I’m so glad🙏!!!There’s nothing sweeter than the Lord!

  64. Amen. Thank you for sharing.

  65. Kimberly Burke says:

    It is amazing to me how spot on these can be for my life. I am astounded on a daily basis. Thank you!

  66. Sheri Thomas says:

    Sounds like a great book! I’d love to read and study it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  67. Christy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! Sounds like a great read! 👍🏼

  68. Kim Campbell says:

    Spot on… years of being a Christian, attending church and knowing right from wrong, never is a substitute for the time alone with God. Just like removing sugar from your diet, you no longer crave it, removing intentional time alone with the Father you no longer “crave Him”, or so we think. Being reminded that our time alone sustains us, fulfills us and guides and directs us in “all” aspects of life, physical, emotional but especially spiritual, keeps us focused on Him through every circumstance. Using the hangry term created such an awesome “word picture”. Thanks for reminding us of where our true sustenance comes.

  69. Danielle says:

    There is a ministry that would benefit my town that has been on my heart to start in some form since college. I’m now a 32 year old mother with another child on the way. I feel (I think) God calling me to get going, but am scared to start… and am not quite sure how. Would love to read this book for encouragement to just go for it, and trust Him!

  70. Debbie Lawson says:

    Just what I needed to read. Even though I read my bible daily still feel like I don’t hear God. Definitely need to pray more. Thank you for the encouragement

  71. In this season I’m in with staying home with my littles, I’m struggling with being satisfied with the ordinary/mundane of this life. I want to want only the Lord and nothing else but get distracted with looking at what others have. I know the Lord can only satisfy my desires and needs and I want to be hangry for Him.

  72. Thank you. God bless you. 🙂

  73. B. Butler says:

    My husband suffered a stroke in 2015 and it sent me spiritual into a head spin that to this day I have not been able to recover completely. Depression and anger seem to have replaced the love that used to be so easy to share. I feel lost and have even questioned if I am truly saved. I need more of Jesus. Listening to the Word is easier for me than reading as I find that my mind drifts too much and too easy. Please pray for me ..that God would replace my anger with love and a strong hunger for time with Him.

  74. Thanks for the devotion. I love thinking of it as being hangry for Him!

  75. Maria Taylor says:

    I would just like to say that I really do enjoy reading you daily devotions.
    I have been very ill in the past and still suffer with panic attacks due to things that happened to me when I was married which is a long time ago now.
    I am trying my upmost best to put my past behind me but do find it difficult at times .
    Reading your daily prayers ect helps me through my difficult days, and makes me realize I am not the only one that has suffered . None of the things I went through were my fault they have been other peoples .
    Thank god I am in a much more stable place now live on my own have lots of nice friends and a lovely family whom I love dearly ,I have to go to my 3yr old granddaughters birthday party 22nd of july and as my ex husband may be there i am not looking forwards to it , but Grace is my granddaughter as well , so I have bought her presents and card and busy making her a big handbag and going to put motifs on .
    Please would you pray for me that I will enjoy the time with Grace at my sons house and that if my ex husband is there I will be strong enough to ignore him as that is what I wish to do. He hurt me very badly and it still stays with me to this day. Please god I am doing the right thing. Thank you .

  76. Today I woke up at 6am to go before the lord in prayer. I haven’t done it in a while and have certainly felt the effects. As I prayed I asked God to make me hungry for him again. When I concluded my prayer time, I opened my email and read your devotional. God is an on time God.

  77. Shari Leithauser says:

    The ever changing moments of the day can keep my focus hard pressed on things that seem so urgent….I can lean into Him, be thankful, pray continually to my Lord and receive that peace, Every hour I need you, Lord. Thank you for the encouragement!!

  78. Hillary says:

    thank you.
    2 weeks back i was in a bible discussion, my friend was sharing with us about sin. One thing she mentioned that caught my attention was that; we give power to sin when we spiritually starve ourselves (not meditating on the word, neglecting our relationship with God…), the more we spiritually starve ourselves the more sin grows power over us. She encouraged us to know the Word, live by the Word and do the Word and always keep in mind that we do everything because we love God and seek to Glorify him. We should always desire to put a smile on God’s face.

  79. Kim Taylor says:

    I needed this words this morning!

  80. I just love these devotions! Each one is so edifying and causes my heart to sing. Not long ago I was involved with a group of women whose teachings didn’t sit well with my spirit. The more they veered off the path, the more upset and unsettled my spirit became. It drove me to seek God and purpose in my heart to know Him! I was determined to know the truth about His sovereignty and power and know who I am. He led me to the Psalms. David had such an incredible hunger and connection with God, and I wanted that, too. The Lord has been taking me through the Psalms one at a time (I have so many more to go), causing me to see what He wants me to see, taking me deep into His truths. It has developed such a hunger in my heart because of His faithfulness to fill me full to overflowing! Often I just go back and reread through what I have written, revisiting those truths, which I long to be established in my spirit’s foundation. God hears the cries of His children. His multitude of mercies are new every day, and His faithfulness reaches to the skies! He will feed you full to overflowing!

  81. I needed this today. Lately I have been so unsatisfied with a lot in my life. Thanks for reminding me that I need to seek God first and He will satisfy me more than anything of this world.

  82. Wonderfully written

  83. Irene Ford says:

    I enjoyed today’s devotional. It truly blessed my heart. It reminded me of a time in my life were I was struggling spiritually because I had lost hope. The holy ghost brought scriptures back to my remembrance to remind me that the Lord is at hand. I began to thirst for the word more which in turn made me strong during my weakest moments.

  84. Carmen Lumpkin says:

    I loved this devotion….would love to get the book.

  85. Tricia Roberts says:

    I would love encouragement to live an uncommon life. It’s just too easy to get caught in the everyday and mundane.

  86. Cindi Blazina says:

    Would love to win. This devotional spoke to me this morning and I’d love to hear more.

  87. Heather Traviss says:

    Thank you. I’d love to read your book.

  88. This book sounds like just what I need to study. I’ve jotted it down on my “books to read” list but a free copy would move it straight to the top. 🙂

  89. Jaime Coltrane says:

    Thank you, I needed this reminder this morning!

  90. Jeanette says:

    Capturing & inspiring reading! THANK YOU!!! The food & Jesus-girl talk makes me think of Lysa T. Praying she is leaning into God & He is healing her hurting heart.

  91. I loved the devo today, very inspirational! God knew I needed this! I have been “spiritually hangry” for a while and didn’t understand what was going on! Light bulb 💡

  92. Paige Lauri says:

    Thank you, I know we all struggle with wanting to be uncommon but not knowing how! Blessings to you.

  93. Maribel Perez says:

    I know I have been searching for things other than God, to fill my hunger. Lord, forgive me and help me to once again, hunger for you first. Thank you for this fresh reminder.

  94. Wynne Hurlbut says:

    You start my day with many blessings from the word of God and your heart. Thank you look forward to every topic you share, and am sharing with others daily. Thank you in your ministry.

  95. Carey’s devotion was spot on for me this morning. I grabbed my iPad to check for any “important” emails (and usually do not read my P-31 email til later in the day–“later on my to do list, like a leftover”). Thank you for calling out that it is an “intentional decision we must choose daily.” I am hangry-have been for a long time. I MUST nourish myself with His word and must quit being so complacent about it. Thank you

  96. Everyday I determine to wake and spend hours with God. I’m a bible teacher. I need more than what I’m feeding my class. Yet, inches away lies my android which I find myself reaching for time and time again. Thank you for the reminder. He’s greater than any news on social media. Perhaps I’ll leave the phone in another room. Can’t bear to hear “you praise me with your lips, but your heart is far from me”. God, draw us all near.

  97. Peigi Mitzner says:

    Reading today’s email; when I came to the phrase ” uncommon woman” I felt a resonance and a yearning to be just that

    I look forward to reading this book

    Peigi

  98. May I hanger for God al days of my life……

  99. As life’s demand and imperfections pull us overwhelming in so many different directions it is hard for me to stop and focus on God. Thank you for your message and encouragement. I also find meaningful many of the comments and sharing with each other.

  100. Denise Brown says:

    I really do want to be thirsting after God and living an uncommon life for Him, full of His Holy Spirit. I am needing encouragement right now and this book would help. God’s word is mighty and powerful, this book would be a help in digging in deeper and hunkering more for Him and His word, to live it out.

  101. Your devotion spoke to me this morning. Would love a copy of your book.

  102. Cary – I appreciate your sense of humor and authenticity. Thanks for keeping it real. Made me chuckle this morning. 😊. Peace, Nora

  103. Donna Wile says:

    A few years ago I stopped communing with God and instead communed with a bottle. He was always there but I wasn’t. During those difficult times I became selfish in prayer. He never left me as is evident by my recovery. Thankfully my addiction was short lived as compared to others I met in the rooms. I started having heartfelt sincere talks with Him everyday, all day. He became my constant companion and 5 years later we are still best friends.

  104. We all have “hangry” in our DNA. This message is inspiring and I love that each morning the message is spot on in what I am feeling and I am able to absorb in my heart. This particular message couldn’t have come on a more perfect day!! A young woman new to the Lord a week now. Thank you as this will fill her heart as well as mine. In stead of hangry I need to embrace the Word. I start each workday with moments with the lord and Proverbs 31 is part of that. Jumpstarts my heart in the right direction!

    Thank you!! (and all the Proverbs 31 contributors)

  105. Janet axelson says:

    What a great reminder! I’ve been filling up on the wrong foods for some time, over fed and under nourished. I’m turning back to God, who truly satisfies.

  106. Michele Bonifanti says:

    I truly want to live my life with God as my everything, to love Him above all others and above all things.

  107. Dena Speranza says:

    Lord, help us hunger only for You!

  108. Barbara Loggins says:

    I’m starving!!!! Please help me!!!!

  109. Judy Ellis says:

    I so need this book now!

  110. Cindy Oliver says:

    Thank you for reminding me to pray first and listen to God’s promises above all else. Yesterday the Dr told me that it is likely that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It could have been WAY worse news, and I realize this. The pain filled, selfish me did not turn to God in prayer. I turned to the web to see what RA is all about. Reading and looking at pictures of what long term RA pts joints look like. I’m afraid of scaring the grandsons as this disease progresses. Fear and depression engulfs me. How could I let this happen? I know better, but I am human. You have reminded me to seek first God, and thirst for Him….not info on the web. He has blessed me and He has moved mountains for me. Who am I that He should do this for me? Thank you for bringing me back to where I need to be. I lost focus because I let fear and doubt inside me. Your message is perfect for me today. I pray that it is perfect for many others as well.

  111. So many hurting people around us who need to see the hope of Jesus in our lives. Lord, help us to pursue you with passion so our light will truly shine!

  112. Jessica overholt says:

    Would love a copy!!

  113. Suzanne says:

    I would love some spiritual guidance at this time in my life. Have had some major trials in the last 2 months that has me wondering what direction God is sending me and what is the purpose.

  114. Christina Bridges says:

    Definitely spoke to me and in a way this southern girl quite enjoys😄 Crazy Jesus Girl is a battle cry I want my 13 year old to rise up to and my son to be crazy for Him to. Confident because He is in control.

  115. Wow. This came at just the right time. I’ve been asking God to put a hunger back in my heart for His purposes. I do want to be that crazy Jesus girl. I want it to be more about him than I. Thank you for the reminder.

  116. Christy says:

    Sometimes it is easier to get on the complain train rather than fold our knees before our Lord. I, too, want to hanger for God more in all aspects of my life and be uncommon, as that is when our walk is noticed and we become His messengers! Well written.

  117. Karen Pope says:

    I pray to always be aware of my hunger for the Lord. Nothing in this world will satisfy that hunger but the one true God alone. Thank you for this timely message today. Blessings!!

  118. Jennifer Williamson says:

    I’d love to have this book so I could not only use it to grow deeper in my own relationship with Jesus but get tips on how to encourage others to grow deeper too.

  119. Allyson says:

    In a world that can be so “noisy” it can be hard to set aside that time to pursue our purpose. Thank you for your words of encouragement & guidance!

  120. Kristin says:

    I LOVE these two statements! So much truth!
    “It’s an uncommon choice — an ability God baked into the heart of every believer. But it’s an intentional decision we must choose daily.”

  121. I don’t want to be hangry anymore…I want Jesus!

  122. Thank you Carey! Yes! We must shine! In this world of instability, God will be our stability! We need ONLY to hunger & thirst after Him because He promises we shall be filled:)

  123. Kathy Cody says:

    I would love to have this book!

  124. I need to find God again. I need help! I have felt lost and without a relationship with God for far too long. A divorce after 33 years of marriage has left me somewhere I never dreamed I’d be. Help me find my way back to God.

  125. Sharon Seneker says:

    I want to shine my light for Jesus! 🎇

  126. Ellen Woolery says:

    Thank you for today’s devotional. Makes me want to read the book!

  127. Thirsting after Him daily.

  128. A wonderful message today! I long to be hangry for God alone!

  129. Jennifer says:

    So blessed by this! Hangry is a word I use often to describe my husband but I never thought about it having a spiritual application. I will never hear it the same way again

  130. Claire Cobourn says:

    My life as a Christian is more than I ever expected it to be, when I chose Jesus. He answers my prayers (not always the way I expected) but He always answers. As a renewed Christian, I try to witness but I am still shy talking about my transformation. Thank you Jesus for all of me, and from all of me.

  131. I would love a copy of this book.
    Thank you

  132. Much needed today–thanks!!

  133. I’ve been searching for my purpose in this life…I would love to have this book.

  134. I want to be a crazy Jesus girl. Pursuing Him with all of me.

  135. Maria Benedict says:

    I appreciate this morning’s devotion. I live in a neighborhood of unbelievers and am always trying to be brave enough to share my faith. This book sound like just what I need!

  136. Shawnie hansen says:

    I want to be a hangy, uncommon daughter of Christ. And when people look at me I want them to know who I belong to, or see something in me that makes them want to know more about it!

  137. Julie Kapala says:

    Food, alcohol, shopping…the triple threat. They’ve filled up my dance card for as long as I can remember, but leave me sweating shame every single time. I’m afraid to be that crazy Jesus~girl, but He’s the only answer I know to “more…more…more!” Or water, that’s good, too 😕

  138. Jessica Voncannon says:

    I would love a copy of the book. Thank you for this!

  139. Michelle E. Johnson says:

    Being a Christian is an amazing life to live! However, I have found myself somehow drifting from “on-fire” for the Lord to complacent worship of the Lord.

    I need to be inoculated with the plan of how to live an uncommon life! I cannot wait to read this book!!!!

  140. Today’s devotion really hit home for me. It addressed my hearts dissatisfaction, an elusive discontent.

  141. Lisa Arfons says:

    My teenage daughter is very passionate. I want to cultivate her passion towards Christ not the world. I think this would help.

  142. I am constantly worried about my life, about my husband and my two boys.
    I am worried about my brothers and sisters and their families. We are christians
    but haven’t developed a closer relationship with Jesus. I need to hanger for God like
    today’s devotional said, I need Him now more than ever.

  143. I have been searching for a bible study group that satisfies my yearning for challenge, growth, and accountability for a few years. I totally understand the hunger for knowledge and insight into God’s word with the frustration of finding the right fit. Thanks for sharing.

  144. Emily Crutcher says:

    I long for this truth in my life. I want to desire His Word to come alive in me so much that I am so filled with His love and wisdom it overflows into others lives.

  145. Thank you for this message. My faith and walk with God has grown since I got married. My husband and I are not on the same page at all. I try to bring these messages to him hoping it will change his heart.

  146. Thank you. It’s been a very long time, years I have fallen short. My life is empty, my heart is empty. I’m hungry for God but…my mind is all over the place. I can’t focus, I don’t like who I am. I’ve even questioned my salvation. I read the word – nothing. I pray – nothing. I’m not sure I ever had that close relationship with the Lord. Oh I long to be the sold out crazy inlove with Jesus girl! Oh Lord please help me. Give me a hunger and thirst for you, you only.

    • Myrna, that is a prayer God loves to answer yes to! Keep asking Him to give you that desire, keep filling your mind with truth from the bIble (faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word) and keep asking for an undivided heart (I just read Psalm 86 this morning-check it out!) He will give you that desire as you earnestly seek Him! ❤️

    • Praying for you Myrna

  147. Chrusta J. says:

    I’ve had hangry moments and have had to ask my husband to forgive me. Please forgive me Lord for not hangering after You more!

  148. Julie Williams says:

    I desire to pursue Him as I once did, I don’t want to be stagnant!

  149. Thanks for the devotion! Your message is spot on for my spiritual life right now. I am hangry for more of Him but keep going back to the worlds morsels. I am focusing on spending more time in prayer because I know He can change my heart.

  150. cheryl crews says:

    What a good devotion. Nothing compares to a relationship with Jesus. I would love to receive a free copy of your book. Thanks!

  151. Catherine Hill says:

    I am seeking God’s purpose for my life on a higher level. Recently retired, I want to be busy about my Father’s business in a new way.

  152. EM Smith says:

    I would like to learn more about having a heart that always seems and puts God first so I can live out the purpose He has for me and bring others to Him.

  153. Jay Townsend says:

    I love the reference to feeling “hangry!” I know that feeling so well. It made me think about times when I’m angry and frustrated and it’s not related to lack of food. When I stop to examine my emotions it’s very often due to lack of a quiet time that day, to not filling my mind with God’s word, to not being focused on His goodness.

  154. This grabbed me by the ear and said “Deb, are you listening?” I would love to know more, as I am currently seeking God’s direction in a new season of my life. Waiting has never been my strong suit, but being uncommon has. It would be awesome to read this book and perhaps discover something I’ve overlooked in my prayers!

  155. Suzanne says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful devotional….queso and chips are my favorite too! But truly, this is a great reminder how much we crave for Jesus. It hurts not having him in our lives like an empty tummy. I think my pride steps in a lot and stops me from filling up on God’s word….I get discouraged, impatient, hard-pressed, overwhelmed, offended, busy…boooo….but Jesus always stops me in my tracks somehow, some way and brings me back like the little lost sheep I am. You know what I am truly hangry for, feeling the presence of Jesus every step of the way. I want to keep him close to me, always…it’s the best addiction ever. When he is close beside me, anything is possible and focus and clarity follows. Not to mention, an incredible peace surrounds me…I will have seconds of that meal! Thanks for the awesome reminder of his fulfillment!

  156. I want to be living as a woman set apart from the world by living in it. I want my life to reflect all that He’s done in and for me!

  157. Amen. Make me too an uncommon woman seeking God for meeting all my needs for which this world leaves me wanting. Thank you for your message.

  158. Vickey Maples says:

    I would love to read this book, to learn more about a life led by hunger for God.

  159. Great reminder. Would love a copy of this book. Definatelybwant to be all in.

  160. Johnnie Mae Rider says:

    It would be a blessing to receive a copy of Uncommom. I’m hangry to find a closer relationship with God.

  161. Jenifer Miller says:

    I don’t know exactly how I started getting these e-mails but I do know that God does. He orchestrated this for me, because He knew on only the 2nd day of receiving them, I needed to be able to read this very email at this very moment. I had just spoken with a friend yesterday in regards to this very topic, and now I would describe her as being an uncommon woman and how I had became hangry but desired to be like her. I seem to be stuffing myself with everything but what my soul needs. I woke up early today, determined to right that wrong and there was this email. Then I thought I need a copy of this book, but then saw they were giving away 5 chances to get one. But God…. whether I win the book or not, it’s always nice to know I’m on the winning side. Thanks in advance! Jenifer

  162. Paula Mayes says:

    This devotion is exactly what God needed me to remember this morning. What a great writer too! Excellent!

  163. Wonderful reminder this morning of what we should hunger most for in life. I would love to win a copy of Carey’s book, “Uncommon.” It sounds fabulous too.

  164. Annie Schneider says:

    What a great connection. Hanger has gotten the best of me more times than I would like to admit, but I have never thought about taking that, at times, intense emotional response to hunger and applying it to an intentional hunger for God. When the hangry mood strikes, everyone in the vicinity is aware of my need to consume food soon. When I begin demonstrating behaviors that are not aligned with my walk, I should become aware of my need to consume the Word, engage in prayer, and reevaluate my situation. This spiritual hanger is an eye-opening idea.

  165. Love today’s devotion!! Would love the book too!

  166. Blaine Conrad says:

    This is encouraging and helpful. Thank you!

  167. Marionette JilesJosie says:

    I was blessed with this devotion this morning. I don’t usually venture past my go to Bible app devotions but I scrolling through my emails and opened this and I found a reading. It blessed me, I needed to hear that. I’m yearn to be more like Jesus, to be on Purpose in my walk, in my calling, an praise, worship and understanding of what and who God called me to be. Everyday I strive to be that light that others may see God in me through everything I do and don’t.

  168. Want to feel that longing spirit to seek and find God everyday

  169. Kim Read says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win a copy of your book.

  170. I am learning that being a Christian is living in a state of action. God gives us the blueprint but we have to respond and act to receive his fullest blessing. I need all the help I can get.

  171. I would love a copy of this book. When I get ‘hangry’, I still look to things of this world to fulfill my hunger. One more resource to guide me to The Right Source would bless my socks off!

  172. When I am “hangry” may I feast on Your Word, oh Lord, and satisfy my desires in YOU! thank you for his timely word, Carey!

  173. Sandi Hofer says:

    Thanks for writing this.

  174. Patricia says:

    I would love to win! I have been asking God to give me a new hunger and thirst for Him.

  175. Glenna M Parks says:

    I love how God uses what appear to be random unrelated things to tie together a message weaved just for you. He did just that when he lead me to this reading today. I am in that season – knowing I am be pursued and grateful for his mercies when I fail to consistently reciprocate. I so needed this reminder and encouragement.

  176. Sheryl Shepherd says:

    This is an area I’ve spoken to God about numerous times. I want to be that light not just for my family but at work too. As an ER nurse it’s easy for me to get spiritually distracted and bogged down by my patients, the rushing & time constraints. Plus todays ER staff seem to be far removed from the spiritual. The language sounds more like a saloon then a medical unit. It’s a spiritual struggle to be a coworker but not a participator! I pray for focus on Him to keep me out of the miry clay! This book sounds exactly my RX!

  177. Tara Bailey says:

    God has shown me in the last 6 months that living for Him is a lifestyle… not just for hard times. I would love to read your book and learn how to be an uncommon woman.

  178. Beverly morris says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book to read myself and then to share with others. I need to feed my soul every day with all that I can to strengthen myself against the powers of this world. It is a moment by moment battle to keep my mind focused on God and stay strong. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me but only if I train my thinking. That is my goal and purpose. I need all the help I can get.

  179. Dana Stephens says:

    I have definitely been hangry for more Jesus lately! Thank you for the light bulb moment!! 😊

  180. Laura Setters says:

    Thank you for your message, it is exactly what my heart needed to hear!!

  181. Beth McCabe says:

    I would love the book. I have always gone to church and believed in God but since my cancer diagnosis i have stronger beliefs in God and church. All the reading i can do is great

  182. Wendy Corey says:

    I pray that I will place God first and agree each time when that is prayed at church, but then lack consistency and follow through. Maybe this can help.

  183. Talk about hitting the nail on the head!! This message was for me, ME, me! Thank you for this reminder! I am looking forward to reading your book!

  184. Wendy Towle says:

    I would love to learn how to hunger for the Lord above all else.

  185. I really enjoyed this devotional. I have been trying hard to stay focused on God and His word but the world we live in is so tempting. When I keep my eyes on God, the worldly desires seem so unimportant. I would love a copy of this book.
    Have a blessed day.

  186. Karen Catlett says:

    I certainly needed this right now. My husband wants us to have money so we can start thinking about retirement. On our income we can’t retire so I stand on God’s word : I will provide all of your needs …. an He does. I don’t want much I’m happy with the essentials. He wants more an it pulls me toward wanting more too but I know it just isn’t there. Why does God bless some more than others? I’m feeling down

  187. I have been searching for purpose as passion in my life! This study sounds perfect for what I need right now!!

  188. Diane Kitts says:

    This a timely topic for women like me. I was on staff at our church as children’s director for many years and volunteering many years before that. I’ve always been on fire leading others and serving the Lord. Now I’m 68 and recently retired from the “work” so I’ve been reevaluating. I definitely plan on staying hungry for God but things look differently in my world now.

  189. Sheila Vandendriessche says:

    Thank you for all you do in the name of the Lord!!

  190. This is exactly what I needed to hear today. God is good!

  191. Jennifer says:

    It’s really hard as a single mom to find time to read God’s word daily. Making it a priority above Facebook and other social media is the best way to be consistent and be able to stick with it everyday! Quiet moments are hard to find.

  192. Kathy Manning says:

    Thank you for introducing a new term for a condition I sometimes, unfortunately, have. “Hangriness.” It’s so easy to praise when we’re in our happy places. The difficult part is finding our purpose, pursuing His will, and praising when things aren’t so great. Through Him, we are fed! Keep me hungry!

  193. Diana P says:

    Thank you!

  194. Brenda Jordan says:

    I sooo long for the Uncommon Life! I want others to “see” God and not me in my everyday life. to want Him in theirs. I am looking forward to reading your book! I have Untangled.

  195. What a great post!

  196. Debbie Hughes says:

    I have been receiving these daily devotional emails for a few weeks and I realize that I need a closer walk with God and today’s devotional spoke to me that I need to be hungry for God more than anything. I’ve been looking for a good daily bible study that I could participate and this book referenced in today’s devotional seems to be a good place to begin. Thank you for the opportunity to possible receive a free copy of this book. GOD is good ALL the time!!

  197. Chrystal Santhiraj says:

    Great devotional! Thank you for reminding us that we can cultivate a deep hunger for Jesus!!

  198. Misty Navaratnam says:

    I would love to win a copy

  199. Wow! I would love to win this! God has been doing such a work in me lately, I have begun to find HIM in such a deeper more abundant way than I ever thought I could! This would be such a blessing! Thank you for reaching so many hearts for Hid Kingdom!

  200. Brandy Moss says:

    I would love to win a copy too! I’m currently going through a divorce and am really considering this. Alone, without kids, what does God want me to be?

  201. Emily M says:

    I needed to hear this today!

  202. Michelle Vasquez says:

    I love this post! I must make a decision to start my day with the Lord, and then I often have to remind myself when I catch myself trying to fill up on other things.

  203. Jodi L Dickinson says:

    Encouraging.. thanks!!

  204. Ceceila says:

    Resetting priorities. I know, God first, I just don’t always live it. Thank you. Your new book looks like a great new study for me. I’ve reached for and accomplished a few goals, putting me in front of so many new people. I really want to touch their lives in a Christ-centered way. He is the only reason I am where I am.

  205. Kerri Cordray says:

    Thank you for submitting my name into this drawing. Would love to receive this book.

  206. Oh, yes, I know hangry well, and I also know stress eating. The other night, I was experiencing terrible stress. I went into a bedroom, shut the door and spoke out loud to Jesus. I also asked the Holy Spirit to keep me calm and to inspire me to handle this tough situation. My prayers were answered. No turning to food, words flowed calmly and lovingly. Working to make this my new habit!

  207. Lindy Berglund says:

    Yes! To be the Uncommon, extraordinary seeker

  208. Bridget Reynolds says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. I would love to win. This topic has been on my mind a lot lately. I truly enjoyed the post today and the prayer at the end is my prayer for my life. Thankful for your ministry!!

  209. Yonna Castle says:

    I would love a chance to win the book and become and “uncommon woman.” Thank you, all the ladies of Proverbs 31 Ministries, for your devotions! I just subscribed this summer and it is helping my “hanger!”

  210. Kristine says:

    This was a serving of joy dished up to me just at the right time. You see, something happened this week that will affect my finances one way or another; and since it’s unfortune, I have remained fortunate because I have Christ in my life. This book would bring me a joyous calm now, in a season where His love will warm and satisfy my soul like “comfort” food.

  211. Kristy Tindall says:

    I would love a copy of this book to explore as I am trying to reconnect with my hunger for God!

  212. Mariann says:

    I just read your devotional… what a great addition to the start to my day. I can’t wait to read the book. Thank you

  213. This message is really powerful. I struggle often with making food my God or the worldly view of what beautiful is. I am working on trying to go to God and let Him fill my soul with his words. Not good or the skinny pictures of women on magazines. I have found it can be a struggle sometimes I have just go min by min turning my thoughts to Him. Thank you for your message this morning. It is very encouraging

  214. Hangry and thirsty for Him is what I want to be every day! He answers that longing. I would love to read this book!

  215. Candice says:

    Spot on. Amen. Lord, I “hanger” and thirst for you.

  216. Guys I am hangry for a copy of this book! 😙

  217. Christy says:

    I would welcome some inspiration during a time in life when it seems there’s not much more than checking the boxes on the to do list and getting kids from here to there.

  218. Laura Jungeblut says:

    I need this. It is my heart’s desire to be that Jesus girl. Being a widow it is easy to long for what I lost and desire what others have. I ask God daily, to make me SEE that HE is enough.

  219. Celie Sturm says:

    I really need to read this book.

  220. This is just what I was praying about today on the way to work! I don’t want to just “get through” every day. I want to live in His fullness!

  221. Darla Tuiasosopo says:

    Just what I needed to hear today! I’m still amazed how God works to bring me the encouragement I need at just the right moment. Thank you for being His instrument!!

  222. I would love a copy of this book! ❤️

  223. This really hit home today. I oftentimes run to other people, and usually wise Christians but people nonetheless before I go to God. Or I keep my thoughts stewing in my own mind instead of taking them to Him in prayer. “It means we don’t treat Him like leftovers, something we reluctantly grab when nothing else satisfies.” Please help me,Lord, to stop settling for the world’s morsels when I already have access to your wisdom.

  224. I would love to read this book! I am working at going to God more and leaning on myself less.

  225. Carey thank you for the concern n passion for God you want me to experience

  226. Patricia says:

    How good it is to read the truth…very encouraging and so important to remember in this crazy world that our hunger will only be satisfied by the Lord!

  227. Jennifer Powell says:

    This devotional was so good and “hit the spot” of where I’m at personally. Thank you for reaching out to women all over.

  228. Robin DiMartino says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this book! I was cruising the lists of devotionals and this one hit me like a brick! Really hungering for God is at the root of what I need.

  229. Vicky Miller says:

    Would love to have this book! Thank you!

  230. That was wonderful to hear! I want to be that uncommon girl. Please Lord help me to shine that light for you! I needed to hear this right now I am lost in the world right now.

  231. So good to hear! Thank you!

  232. Christa says:

    I’ve been hungry for more for some time now but unsure of where to begin. This really spoke to me today & gave me a starting point!! Thank you for your willingness to share this with other women struggling with this same “wanting”.

  233. I appreciated your words this morning. I find myself smack in the middle of a “long now”, looking for my purpose in this next phase of my life. Waiting on God to show me what’s next, and trying to get myself ready to go wherever He’s wanting to take me. Your book sounds like something I need
    to read.

    • Ana fernandez says:

      Hi I hear you! I’m currently going through a transition at work my job of 27 years is being relocated and I can’t relocate with it as the two places are not where I fell lead to move too its hard but I’m being strong in the storm just praying for God to show me where He needs me next! Praying and believing He has a Plan.

  234. Heather McGrady says:

    Thank you for your devotion this morning! I would love to read more from you. Peace!

  235. Ana fernandez says:

    Uncommon! Sounds like a life changing read that will elevate many women to where we need to be look forward to getting the book to be part of a life changing experience world wide.

  236. This devotion was a word from the Lord for me. I desperately need to get to get back to feasting on the Lord and not the things of this world.

  237. I want to be an uncommon woman!!!

  238. Stephanie says:

    So thankful for Proverbs 31 each day. Something hits my heart. That passion and focus is my desire and it’s still so easy to get busy with the day and frustrated when all I need to do is stop and look up quietly.

  239. Linda K McGlashan says:

    I NEED this book!❤

  240. Jo'is Levy says:

    Thanks for this devo. Would enjoy a copy of this book.

  241. Norma Flatt says:

    The book sounds interesting. Would love a copy.

  242. Mona Riggs says:

    This confirms what I was feeling in my spirit this morning. Thank you for sharing. It’s time to stop feeding on leftovers.

  243. I want to be an uncommon woman!

  244. Maria Reyes says:

    This is the first time I read your blog, and I really want to get into a deeper stronger relationship with our Holy Father. Anything I can read to reach this my goal, I truly appreciated.
    Blessings, Maria

  245. Jan Wileman says:

    I feel the tug of the Lord on my heart to read His word more and focus more on Him. I would love a copy of your book to help guide me to a closer walk and relationship with my Savior.

  246. Running on empty? No, but neither on full. My grief and stress following the recent death of my oldest child has me stalled in resuming some of my former areas of service within the church. I continue to seek His will first thing every morning, but seem to be traveling in slow motion. Prayers appreciated.

  247. In Jesus Name, Amen

  248. Kelli Barton says:

    I understand about the hunger being cultivated not something you can pray for. I agree and have seen then difference from reading his word and praying each day.

  249. Brandi Dixon says:

    God never ceases to amaze me. I was literally praying for a deeper desire for Him and His Word just last night and this was the first post I saw this morning. Thank you Proverbs 31!

  250. Love this ! The second devotion I have read that has had Revelation 3:20, in the devotion. I am listening Lord, opening up my heart/door to YOU! Show me your ways, teach me … I am paying attention. Sounds like a book I need ~ God bless you `

  251. Thanks for introducing me to the word hangry which I could not find in mydictionary. I like the physical and spiritual meanings that you give for your word. We are to be the “salt and light to the world”. It is fun fun being a joyful person who is exhibiting the joy which comes from the Lord.

  252. Julie S says:

    How often do I try to feed my hungry soul on unsatisfying things. Thanks for the reminder that I need to turn to God to quench the needs of my spirit.

  253. Kristy Tate says:

    Loved this devo. I need to hunger more for Jesus than anything else. That is my hearts desire.

  254. Sharona Yake says:

    Love how you encourage
    May God bless you as you stand up & go forth for His kingdom!

  255. Raichel says:

    My friend sends me these devotions here and there. they have always been right on time. This one was definitely a johnny on the spot moment.. Thank you Papa for being an on time God!! Definitely sounds like a book I could use right now!

  256. Jennifer says:

    I teach second grade. I need to be full of Jesus every day so I can love on my kiddos with His love. I love the Proverbs 31 and First 5 devotions!! Thank you for all of the encouragement! I would love a copy of this book!

  257. I would love to winner this book! Great writer.

  258. Linnie Patterson says:

    Wow! Your book is a ladies’ group waiting to dive in the deep waters of our Father’s love!
    May the blessings of His love touch & change everyone who reads your book.

  259. Gloria Atkinson says:

    Being “hangry” for God and the Holy Spirit is just what I need. I have been searching and I’m not there yet. It is so hard to find the time and energy in this busy world and busy family but I am determined this time to feel the power of the Holy Spirit. Or maybe I am not recognizing when he is calling. I love Jesus! Thank you for your Gosvine posting!! May God continue to bless you!

  260. Thank you for writing what my ears, eyes, hands, feet, heart & soul were needing for nourishiment. I look forward to reading more because I’m needing get more! Thank you!

  261. Thank you so much for the timeliness of this devotion today. It truly blessed me!

  262. Marcia Wilcox says:

    I am excited about this book! I have been in a spiritual slow down and I believe God will use this book to get my hanger for Him back

  263. I want God to help me be a uncommon woman.

  264. Paula Jones says:

    I would LOVE to read this book…God’s Love & Forgiveness just AMAZE me…Unconditional LOVE💖..I just more & more Jesus… I’m giving this to God if He thinks I need to read this book, then He’ll make it happen.. Because I can’t afford it right now.🙏😇💒💗

  265. I would love to read the book “Uncommon”. In the rush of being a Mom and Wife I feel very common and feel I have no purpose other than that.

  266. Aimee Salemi says:

    I try to pursue God and figure out my purpose. Would love to read your book.

  267. Kristin says:

    I would love to win. <3

  268. This met me right where I am this morning! We have recently adopted a lively 3 yo. After not having toddlers for 7 years(and beginning to enjoy some independence from my family)it has been an adjustment. I love the little guy with all my heart (and the rest of my four teens n tweens as well!)but the thing I miss the most is my morning quiet time with my Father. Those times are very rare!
    I know this will pass very quickly and I talk to God throughout the day(with needy “phrase prayers!”) 🙂 But I long to just spend TIME with God…listening to Him and soaking in His Word! So, I can totally identify with the “hangering” after God. My prayer is that I would keep hungering for Him and not become complacent in this time of my life where it feels like the demands of life are so..demanding! This sentence really grabbed me and challenged me..I want to remember this:Relying on anything other than God to feed our souls will keep us in an ordinary, common relationship with Him.
    I don’t want just an ordinary, common relationship with him.
    Thank you for sharing!

  269. Kristina says:

    I tend to run to food when I’m stressed rather than God. I think this book could help me break that cycle and instead run to God first – always first.

  270. Darlene Dameron says:

    At nearly 60 years old I am still seeking a life of pursuing and following God with a passion.

  271. This books like what I’ve been needing to hear! Thanks!

  272. I feel so inadequate, I want to be a better soldier for my Lord Jesus. Thank you for your article today.

  273. Melanie says:

    I need to refocus…. a me find that hunger for God.

  274. Theresa Ware says:

    Oh how I enjoyed your devotion today. As much as I love the summer month’s, they sometimes can become dry as the desert for me. I love the long day’s, the warm weather, the sun, gardening all the things I love about this season. Yet I so miss my women’s bible study during this time, as we take the summer off to spend time with our families. I know that this is time for me to dig deeper in to Jesus, I have been doing a going deeper devotional this summer, his promises to me. But what I know I’m missing is just reading his word. Lord make me and Uncommon Woman!

  275. Thank you for this meaningful devotion.

  276. Tammy Willis says:

    Love the Lord ❤️

  277. Debra L Pietce says:

    I hunger for closeness with God and always appreciate any help or advice to become closer and clear set to Father God. I feel this book would be another great tool for my growth 👍

  278. This is the desire of my heart. Thank you.

  279. Ellen Rains says:

    I’m a very busy grandmother who turned 70 this year . Sometimes when I think or say ’70″….. it’s yikes 70??? Really…..wish I had heard this in my 20’s…. my 30’s…. my 40’s…. etc….. I’m old ….past my prime …. time left is going to be shorter then time past ….. so I get a bit down ….. nope I want to be “hangry” for God’s words…… I go to it each morning and each morning …His words…. the song that is singing in my head …… whatever time is ke ft but I’m hearing / reading it now….. so I want to continue to grow. … serve….. share the Good News of God’s word to others so they can share so thank you for sharing this…..

  280. I pretty much always need to refocus my hanger towards God.

  281. I want to be uncommon and grow my relationship with God so that it spills over in love for others.

  282. Cathryn Huffine says:

    He will fill my hungry soul with what is good–himself! Thank you for this reminder to go after HIM first–and most–of all. I have a difficult job, one in which glimpses of the darkest ides of human nature are often a daily occurrence. I so need to run to God first when this happens so that I am not overwhelmed.

  283. Thank you for a wonderful devotional message. It spoke directly to my heart.

  284. Jennifer Lee says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Being uncommon can be daunting but oh so rewarding. Thank you for reminding us that is how we are called to be.

  285. Pauline Kuepfer says:

    Very inspiring! Thanks.

  286. I need to be more intentional about spending time in His word each day.

  287. Thank you for the encouraging words!☺

  288. Catherine Christy says:

    You wrote this quote today and I am learning to — in my anxieties and fears; I will learn to take hold of His word and live in His word!
    “Having an uncommon hunger for God is something we have to cultivate. It’s something we can ask Him to give us”. I love this and we do need to cultivate it! Thank you!

  289. Samantha Smith says:

    I really needed to hear this. I am struggling in life and I keep asking God for help. And asking him to direct me where he eat me and I can’t seem to see or hear his answers. Please pray for me that I can hear and see where he wants me.
    please pray for me.
    Thank you

  290. Carol Poole says:

    This book sound perfect. I really struggle with putting God first and I don’t know why. I want to, but somehow the business or life takes over.

  291. Your post is so relatable. The parallel between our desire for comfort food and settling for morsels and treating God like leftovers was a one-two punch in my stomach and my soul. Thank you for presenting this oft repeated message in a way that spels to me.

  292. Teri Marshall says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I was married 17 years and going through my recent divorce I had to really rely on Gods love and strength and turn to him when times got low. Sometimes I really struggle with this and want to handle things on my own. it usually doesn’t turn out well.

  293. Barb Hood says:

    Our family has used the term “hangry” a lot over the last year! We have a 1-yo that wants his food NOW! To be that hungry that I want God – NOW!! As God has a way of doing, several paths in my life are moving on a journey to invite the Holy Spirit’s presence and work on the lead team to begin a year of intentional prayer at church. We are at a crossroads and need to discern God’s will for our journey. The description of “a blueprint for a life full of passion and purpose” is exactly what I need and am “hangry” for….my personal prayer has been if I’m not where you need me – then I really need you to open the doors and clear the path for whatever you have planned. This book sounds like a good resource to help me find my passion and purpose, which with God’s help will overflow and encourage our church to engage & be a part of this journey!

  294. Loraine Ingersoll says:

    Even though I am mom to 6 kids,who are all grown and on their own, and grandma of 3, I feel like I am part of nobody’s family. Marriage disintegrated awhile ago after many years. Close relationship/friendship seems out of reach. I dont get how God.Jesus can be that close relationship. Feel very disconnected. Church family members all have their own families and friendships.

  295. Have never read anything from Carey Scott, but this looks really interesting.

  296. Jacqueline Harrison says:

    Would love a copy of Uncommon!

  297. Jeamela says:

    Thank you for such an honest post, inviting us to hunger for God and allow Him to pour into us so we can pour into others! God bless you and your purpose!

  298. Carey – I would love to read your book. I have been feeling as though something is missing… I would love to pursue a life of passion and purpose!

  299. Loretta Latus says:

    My daughter is struggling mentally. She is manic depressive, her job is very stressful, she’s in a long-distance relationship, and can’t find peace. I pray for her daily/nightly. I send her a daily text, and also include scripture or a funny meme, or some kind of assurance that she is stronger than her challenges, but it is a solid weight on my heart and soul to see her daily struggle, and hear her at times, say she’s tired of the fight. Today’s email gave me a giggle, and it gave me insight, and it gave me peace.

  300. I think my life needs the revelation in this book

  301. Tina Sayers says:

    Thank you for sharing and reminding me that I need to be hungry for God’s Word to purposefully reach for His word. I’m mentally going through quite a bit right now and I’ve been battling. Praise The Lord Jesus Christ for He is on the throne.

  302. Heather says:

    I would love to read this book and lead an uncommon life!

  303. I desire to hanger for God the way I hanger for food. Yes!!–I can ask the Father for this.

  304. Penny Allen says:

    Thank you sooooo much, this is just what I needed to hear, can’t wait to read the book!
    God bless you! 😃

  305. Debbie Herbst says:

    Very good devo. having conversations with my 21 yo daughter about her friends who are getting married and making various decisions. the real question is who is really in charge of our lives?
    thank you.

  306. Victoria says:

    You caught my attention at bacon and locked it in with hangry. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you and God bless you!

  307. I’d like to have a stronger relationship w/h God. I believe this book will encourage me to do just that.

  308. Mariellen Clark says:

    Oh I am so hungry for God’s word I want him to be the center of everything in my life and take away the loneliness and to be field with him

  309. Robin Sevek says:

    Very good article… It is just what I needed to read for such a time as this !!!

  310. I have been wanting to get closer to God and desire Him more. I have let my life circumstances get on the way instead of putting him first

  311. Lisa Dycus says:

    The words in your devotional are so uplifting, I can only imagine what reading your entire book would be like. I would say it’s changing lives. I can feel the power of God’s presence in your words. Thank you for sharing!

  312. Karen Decknick says:

    I love this devotion! One of our daughters has issues with being hangry. We can see the changes in her and have taught her to watch for the signs so she can eat and not take it out on others. Now to work on being so hangry for God that we feel the need so urgently it can’t be ignored.

  313. Christi Spencer says:

    Thank you so much for this encouragement today! I love the image of being “hangry” for God – so excited to dig deeper and be filled!❤️

  314. patti monsoor says:

    Thank you so much. Sharing with daughter and family,as we’ve been hangry this very hot summer. God bless and keep you.

  315. Nicole H says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to rely on God because we are in an age of micromanaging. I know as a single mom I’ve had to do that over the past 9 single years. I had lost the person I thought was my soulmate, and truly lost my faith in the world and mankind. The only thing that kept me going was my faith in God to guide me and my kids. That was nine years ago, and we have all recovered to an extent and both of my kids accepted Christ into their lives. I just hope that they are able to keep this constant reliance on God and not themselves. Looking for His approval and not Man’s.

  316. Yes God, please give me a hunger for you more than anything else!

  317. Want and need to get closet to God. This was a wonderful daily devotion.

  318. Aleis Richardson says:

    I would love to dive more into being an uncommon woman! The world needs more of those!

  319. This is the first time I have read the devotions .very meaningful. I want more.

  320. I get hangry often! Heaven help those around me when my blood sugar gets low!! I have never thought to put that into a spiritual context, but it works the same. When my soul is depleted I most definitely get hangry for spiritual nourishment. I have been working on being more intentional to nourish my soul so that I do not become spiritually hangry, but spiritually full and satisfied instead.

  321. Erin Whitehead says:

    Thank you for this wise advice. I need the reminder daily to hunger first for God before everything else.

  322. Cindy Bilko says:

    I would love to read this book!

  323. Carolin says:

    Lord, please help me to make this my everyday goal, to be UNCOMMON, my new normal 💜

  324. Great analogy about our spiritual hunger- Would love to read this book!

  325. This must be our highest goal and purpose of life! It’s what I long for. Thanks for the challenge this morning.

  326. Melanie says:

    I love your concept here– so good! Yes! When not fed the Word I experience all the rottenness of this world more acutely. One thing though: God did not bake this into the hearts of ONLY believers, He put it in all men. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us, ” He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Humans may not know what that craving for something more is about but all people have it. Believers are blessed to know what it is so they turn to the Only One who can satisfy it.

  327. Shernita Henderson says:

    I battle daily with staying focused on my relationship and my walk with The Lord.I get distracted so easily and I become disappointed, because I truly desire to be on fire for God and I love him dearly, but I allow other things and people to lure me off course. I can really use the extra encouragement on top of the wonderful encouragement I’ve just started to receive from you all. GOD BLESS

  328. Jennifer says:

    I want to be uncommon in the crazy world!!! I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  329. I do want to hunger more for God and be satisfied. My prayer is that the world can see Jesus through me – what I do, how I act/react – in everyday circumstances and when something ‘big’ happens.

    Thank you!!!

  330. Thanks for the challenge! It’s so easy to be distracted by the world; and not just the temptations it offers. We need to be reminded every day that this world with its trouble and turmoil is NOT our home. I am renewing my “hunger” for God and His word by reading the Bible in a new and different translation.

  331. I so want to have an uncommon “hanger” for God. I want to be an uncommon woman in this world. I want people to see God in me. Pray for me please. Thanks. I would so love to win this book.

  332. I love this devotion. I’m so thankful for Proverbs 31 Ministries. I know I can open it on my phone and my soul will be fed. Thank you.

  333. Tracy Andrews says:

    For the past year and a half I have given God the first 3 hours of my day. I was going through a low emotional time, and through my time with God I overcame. God is now using me to speak into the lives of others. Amen, God rewards you for spending time with Him.

  334. Nancy B says:

    Thank you for your insight. It’s so true!

  335. I loved today’s message and am wanting to be hangry for God! I would love to win a copy of this book!

  336. I would love to be uncommon, and would love to read this book!

  337. Delores says:

    So encouraged by this devotional!! 🙂 Would love to win a copy of the book.

  338. Hunger and thirst for God everyday, now that’s something I can bite into!

  339. Susan Jackson says:

    Since I was a little girl I have had a deep hunger to know God in an uncommon way. I didn’t know that my thoughts were unusual until now, I am 63. Indeed , God knew me before I was born, and called me by name. Right now i am struggling with many devastating loses, my husband left me for another woman. i moved to a different state, away from my children and my friends. I know God sent me here to care for my dad, who died two years ago, and my my mom who is in stages of dying. I KNOW I am where God sent me, but I am lonely and I am mourning a lot of loss. I seek God with a whole heart, and things seem to be pretty quiet. I am beyond hangry, could use the words of encouragement as I wait.

    • Prayers for you and an excitement for your peace, trust in and hungering for your creator to sustain and complete You after His fashion!!!

  340. Katherine Baugher says:

    Great read to start off this rainy Wednesday, thank you 🙂

  341. Loved this devotion this morning and would love a copy of Unconmon!

  342. Beth Thomas says:

    I would love to stand out as a woman of faith, but I’ve always been one of those people that goes unnoticed, with nothing remarkable or different about me. So the thought of standing out is a bit scary too. Sounds like an interesting book.

  343. KC Armstrong says:

    I want to be an uncommon woman! Sold out to Jesus in evey way!

  344. Jessica Bush says:

    I would love to receive a copy of your new book. Lately I’ve have been going through some pretty tough stuggles. My clinging to the Lord is well the only thing that has kept me alive. It has not been easy and I have been struggling with it everyday. But I am determined that the only thing that is going to not only get me through these times but also still be there on the other side of all my pain is GOD.

  345. Suzanne Wiggins Simmons says:

    Oh I have been hangry for the love that only God can give. I am doing all I can to let Him fill that hole! Thank you for this inspiring devotion!!

  346. Barb Hudson says:

    Thank you for reminding me that only God can fill our longings. I want more than an ordinary, common relationship with my Papa God.

  347. Thank you for this..a much needed encouragement.Would love to win,thanks for the chance!

  348. Thank you for offering this book.

  349. Becky Mills says:

    I want to be more hungry!

  350. I’d love to have the book! I too hunger for God! More of Him, and less of me, myself, and I…

  351. Nancy Austin says:

    I have only in the last couple of years the wonder of a much deeper relationship with God. It’s probably not a coincidence that it is only since I retired. Happy retirement!

  352. Where God is leading me at this time…. more of Him!!

  353. I can relate to being ‘hangry’ for God…being spiritually starved! I want to be that UNCOMMON woman that feasts on God’s promises continuously. I’ve been there before and want to return! Thank you for the encouragement…would love to receive a copy of your new book, Uncommon!

  354. Beverly Ramsburg says:

    I would love to have a copy of the book you are giving away on July 17. Her teaching is so easy to understand

  355. Would love this book to be reminded and inspired that God has called me for a purpose to be carried out with passion. And I know I’m not the only woman in my path that needs to hear this.

  356. Leticia Mejia says:

    Now, I understand that I have been starving little by little spiritually.
    I am now going to starve my soul with worldly things and fill my spirit with God.
    I AM HUNGRY FOR GOD!!!!
    Thank you so much for this message!!!!!
    God Bless,
    Leticia Mejia

  357. Thanks for this devotion– I am going to print the prayer and make it my daily prayer this week.

  358. Betsy Clark says:

    Loved this message today! This is so fitting as I step out on the path God is calling me to: stepping away from my everyday common job and paycheck to an unpaid position ministering to God’s people. Hangry for that closer relationship, now answering the call. Would love to have this book to take along on the journey!
    Thanks for your encouraging words 🙂

  359. This blessed me today. It spoke to a bondage that I believe God is breaking in Jesus’ name! Thank you.

  360. Lisa Richardson says:

    I have struggled with this for a LONG time. How does God meet my emotional needs. How do I seek that? I love my husband, we have been married for 18 years, but he is not good at emotions or meeting some of what I think are my needs. I hear let God meet those needs then I would be free to love my husband the way God’s word tells me i am suppose to.

  361. Janelle Volkers says:

    A good reminder that often gets forgotten!

  362. Theresa Stephens says:

    Thank you so much for today’s devotional! Yes, I’ve been hangry for food, but also even more for God…for His Word, for His presencd, for His Will, and guidance. I would live to win a cooy of this book, if the Lord wills. Thanks for the opportunity. God bless you all.

  363. Sandra Decker says:

    Great post today! Thanks

  364. Thank you. The illiustrations used to remind us of what it means to be hungry and “hangry” penetrated my spirit.

  365. Rhonda Corbett says:

    Thank you for so clearly defining an intentional plan to choose God daily. While I have a daily time of Bible reading/meditation, the rest of my day often follows my own course. Or at least it seems that way. I’m asking God, beginning today, to give me a deep hunger for Him, so I can be worthy of His calling.

  366. Cindy Niederer Stasell says:

    God Bless you for teaching and sharing with us your love, devotion, thirst and hunger for God! We all need to learn to come to God first and all the time. I would love and enjoy to have a coy of your book.
    May God continue to bless you and watch over you!
    Cindy

  367. Thank you. This hit home for me today. I have been hangry with my kids and husband because my devotion and prayer time often gets interrupted in my circus house. I’m struggling with getting done what needs to be done to hide away when I pray. My life is cluttered and I need to clean it up. Thanks again and God bless.

  368. This devotion is so good. I would love to have the book.

  369. Lucy Russel says:

    I want God to be my #1 desire and to show others that this is the way to quality life!

  370. I long to be hangry for Christ.

  371. I appreciated the reminder that just as not taking care of my physical needs can create a response in me that is not healthy for me or others, taking a vital approach to care of my spiritual needs can lead to sustanance that fulfills all my needs. Uncommonly good!!! My boys came home from Sunday school speaking of the Samaritan lady, so we all were reading of the woman at the well…and singing “I’ve got a river of Life flowing out of me. Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see. Opens prison doors sets the captives free….I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Spring up a well (splash splash) within my soul. Sprung up a well ( splash splash) and make me whole. Spring up a well (: and give to me, that Life abundantly.” Super summer vacation words… and another awareness of how I turn away from that reflection in the mirror of Who is in me…and forget and act unbecomingly in my thoughts or actions. I do yearn to be uncommon…and that my children will learn/grow and my husband would not want for a wife of peace, nobility …
    Thank you for your devotional and writing to sharpen us and spur us on to do these works that He created us to do that others may glorify Him…as we hanger for Him.

  372. Nichole Musselman says:

    This book sounds like the exact thing my heart & soul is needing right now! Opening up my Proverbs 31 devotion this morning was God speaking to me through you!
    Blessings

  373. Ricardo Rhoomes says:

    I literally prayed about a hunger for God this morning and then I read your devotion. To God be ALL THE GLORY.

  374. Donna Caples says:

    I’m in a new season of my life. Retired and in a new community closer to our grandkids. I do not want a life of dull everyday life. I want to make a difference in this new season I am in.

  375. Ruth Long says:

    Great devotional, keeping it real and keeping it deep!

  376. debbie putnam says:

    I am new to the proverbs 31 devotions….read this one today (loved it!)and was delighted to hear the meaning of “hangry”, someone just said that to me the other day and I had never heard that word.
    debbie

  377. Jenny O'Shields says:

    What a great reminder for today, and everyday!

  378. Kari Mabry says:

    I need this

  379. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for this devotional. I long for a life of passion and purpose and to be hangry for God.

  380. I receive such a blessing from her devotions. I pray that I will constantly be hangry for God’s word.

  381. Psalm 107:9, “For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul…” after reading the article I was reading this and my eyes/mind read “hangry”!!! HS telling me how hAngry I must be!

  382. Megan maney says:

    I want to be uncommon!

  383. I am a 54 year old woman, whose youngest child is going off to college in the fall. I will be looking for work soon to help with her college education. I am happy for her but am struggling on so many levels. Empty nest, not feeling qualified to go out and pursue a job, just feeling lost. Will this book help me?

  384. Patricia Jaracz says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  385. Sandie Oravec says:

    I loved this devotional. Thank you! The book would be a blessing

  386. Great devotion! I so need this book!

  387. God is the ultimate Chef, He gives us the Food of Life through His word. The Bible is full of morsels to sustain us so, we starve simply because we do not eat from His table.
    I have been Hungry for God before and it’s a wonderful feeling to be Full, but I have also been Hangry before and it is an awful feeling.
    “Hangry”, the feeling of being so hungry that we’re actually angry about it. Anger that we take out on everyone or everything that gets in our way of the food we need or want, the food that makes us feel full again and satisfied.
    God has a table FULL of food for us and all we have to do is reach out and take it. We can be filled everyday and never again be Hungry or Hangry if we would let God feed us daily through prayer and reading of His word.
    God is the chef that feeds us and tte Bible is the recipe book that we need to guide us so that we are never Hangry again.
    I would enjoy reading Carey Scott’s “Uncommon” as we are ALL uncommon, just the way God created us … Unique and Wonderfully made, Amen !

  388. It is our daily challenge to live an Uncommon life, especially today when we can so easily be swept away by the amazing technology available!

  389. I long to hunger after God!

  390. Wanda Sands says:

    Thank you so much for being real and transparent about your struggles, it inspires us all to know we are in this together!

  391. Wanda Sands says:

    Thank you so much for being real and transparent about your struggles, it inspires us all to know we are not alone, but in this together as the body of Christ!

  392. I feel like this devotion was written just for me! Thank-you!

  393. I just love you ladies .I look forward every morning to reading your stories .I have recently been trying to find my way back to God .I love uncommon as I’ve been all my 56 years of life ..but not in the best way .I’m turning 57 thus mos. time is creeping up on me .I’m feeling the time has come to work harder on uncommon in the best possible way .Love you ladies for sharing stories .God bless .Donna

  394. Laura Ellett says:

    I think, God was thinking about me when you wrote today’s devotion.
    Thank you and God bless!

  395. Christi Brooks says:

    Being a pastor’s wife and a home school mom, seems like everything else is screaming for my attention. I find myself not giving God my best, and I’m hangry alot! Loved this devotion today!

  396. A great reminder & a needed challenge as my mind so easily wanders & I get sidetracked & busy with so many other things.

  397. Tamara Burton says:

    Your daily inspirations are what I look forward to when I arrive to work each morning. Thank you for being so transparent.

  398. It’s so easy to get lost in the day to day life and lose sight of passions and purpose. This sounds great!

  399. Emma Gonzales says:

    I really need to apply this method and trust God and not act out.

  400. This has been a common theme in a lot of devotionals and sermons I’ve heard lately..maybe God is trying to get my attention 🙂

  401. Things that can cause me to not fill up with God are distractions, self reliance and simply put making the time to be with God every day and allowing him to guide and direct my steps. It’s amazing when you spend time with God how filled up you can be.

  402. Wendy Swindall says:

    I really enjoyed your message this morning. Thank you!

  403. I want to be better able to shine Him into a world of those who need to know Him. I see people so often who don’t have the peace, joy, love, and hope that come from knowing our Jesus.

  404. Monique Routhier says:

    I really feel I need this book at this time in my Christian life

  405. I want to be a Jesus girl in every aspect of my life. I know what it’s like to be hangry in both my physical & spiritual life & I don’t like it. I would love to read your book.

  406. Thank you for this reminder ♡♡♡

  407. Thanks for the reminder that feasting on the Holy Spirit fills our life like nothing else can.

  408. Kristine Wilson says:

    I am all about getting back to the basics, shutting off the pull of the world, and focusing on what Jesus wants. This book fits right into that and sounds like it would be such an encouragement.

  409. Hillary Blumenthal says:

    As someone who struggles with new food allergies and has to say no to SO many good foods, this is what I needed to hear! Trying to be satisfied in Him and not food! Christ needs to be what fills and comforts my soul.

  410. I’d love to read the book. I definitely need the discipline and commitment to make God my priority in the day and be in His Word daily (with no excuses).

  411. Terri Ramirez says:

    I thank you for the inspiration. I have to get back to having that hunger again. I have been trying to do things on my own and I know I can’t I need to let God take the wheel, but I am having a hard time letting go of it.

  412. I would love the book and I sure do need it!

  413. Denise Newbold says:

    I am hangery to read this 📚

  414. I am so hungry for God right now. I want and need him and I ask him to fill me again with his love and strength. Thank you for this devotion, I surely needed it!

  415. Denise Moyer says:

    Thank you Carey Scott, for stirring our hearts!
    I don’t want to be just a flickering flame, I want to be a Consuming Fire!
    Jesus is Magnificent Obsession! I heard that once, many years ago & said Yes!!

  416. I would love to read this book and develop an uncommon hunger for God!! 😉

  417. I needed this! Sometimes you already know what you need to do, but you need a reminder. Thanks for the reminder!!!

  418. Patricia Sabanal says:

    I would lov to read your book as I recover from a near fatal fall from a ladder. God is my strength and my song!!

  419. I love the idea that we become hangry for God when we are spiritually dry. I can definitely relate. I notice when I’ve put so much on my to do list above spending time with God, how the daily stresses and work becomes another thing and how I become frustrated with my time available. I’m learning to lean on God, going to him and not leaving him on the bottom of my to-do list. Sounds like an amazing book. Thank you for another amazing devotion.

  420. I really need to work on being a Crazy Jesus girl. Sometimes our circumstances and the world bogs us down into the quagmire of depression and anxitey so much you forget to rely on the Word. I need help to pull myself out.

  421. Jennifer says:

    After years of living a life for myself, I have recently turned my life over to Jesus and now I am that “crazy Jesus lady!” I have traded in all my James Patterson books for Jesus!! I’m hooked on all things Jesus and love to read my bible and do my First5 bible study every morning! I love the feeling of freedom!

  422. Elsie Zacharias says:

    Thank you for your encouragement, just what I needed. May God Bless you I’d love to win the book

  423. rita bendler says:

    I would so love to receive your book Carey. I am an older Christian and I so hunger and thirst after God. That is my constant prayer. I just want to be who he has called me to be in this life. I can relate to the hanger. It seems like I am on my spiritual knees constantly and it’s beginning to hurt . All I want is to humble myself before the Lord and know and do His will and be obedient to Him and to shine His light and His love.. Not always accomplished. 🙁
    You are an encourager Carey. Thank you and God Bless. R.B.

  424. Jennifer, I pray your love for Jesus grows deep roots over time. What a beautiful testimony. : )

  425. Mandy Turner says:

    I so need to read this book. i feel I have been luke warm for far to long and have lost myself in the process of single parenting and dont know who I am or what I am doing outside of that any longer. I want to be an uncommon, crazy Jesus loving girl…

    • Alexandria Miracola says:

      I’ll be keeping you in my prayers, Mandy! I’ve been feeling that same craving for something different, something closer to what God has for me, too — what I love is that God desires that kind of life for us, too, and He works tirelessly to bring us back to Him and draw us closer to the life story He’s written for us 🙂 Praying that when you read this book, it inspires to step out of lukewarm shallows into deep waters where He’s sure to carry you and show you wonders you would have otherwise missed out on had you stayed where you were! 🙂 Psalm 31:21 : “Praise be to the Lord, for He showed me the wonders of His love when I was in a city under siege.”

  426. Alexandria Miracola says:

    I would so love to read Uncommon. The last couple months, I’ve drifted from the purpose I know God has given me, feeling like it’s too unrealistic or that I don’t have the right support from my family or friends. But I want to learn to crave God’s approval and His support above the approval of family, friends and others I encounter. His will for me is what matters and I know is such a huge part of living an uncommon life. The last couple days especially, I’ve felt Him calling me to a life different from the one I’ve drifted back into, but I couldn’t really put the words to what I felt He was whispering to me; now I realize that He’s calling me to be boldly and unashamedly uncommon for Him : ) Thank You, Lord!

  427. This was for me! God keeps bringing me back to this lesson: nothing but Him will really satisfy me. Praying for this to really grab hold in my heart!

  428. Kathy Rusch says:

    That word “hangry” cracks me up but I definitely relate to it.

  429. Great read!!!thanks for sharing

  430. Leesha Mecham says:

    Hello My name is Leesha,
    I felt God tugging on my heart to try and get a copy of this book. I was taking time to read my devotions this morning and came across this post. If I’m honest I can’t remember the last time I have a read a full book front to back, but God has been working on my heart, teaching me to crave Him more than food. My weight has been a constant issue for me so I’m trying to replace a lot of my hunger or desire for sugar with God’s truth. I actually want to start looking at myself the way he see me.I have been a worship pastor for a church in Colorado Springs for 2 1/2 years now, and I want to dig in even deeper with my relationship with God, and become a better leader. It would truly be a blessing if I won a copy of this book. I don’t just want to settle and be common. I want to be a woman even more on fire for God. A woman my one and half year old daughter would be proud of. An unusual and Uncommon woman.

    Thank you so much for your time!
    Blessings,
    Leesha Mecham

  431. Rachel Shamy says:

    I feel I could benefit from this book that you are giving free copies of. I am in a vicious cycle of trying to fill the void in my life with literally the creation God made instead of the Creator. I want to get myself out of the vicipus cycle of using social media with my creation pics to TRY to fill this void. I KBOW I need to worship the Creator and NOT the creation or the worlds compliments on my creation pics

    Hope I get picked for a free copy!

    Rachel Shamy

  432. Hangry will be my new word !
    Enjoy starting my morning with your encouragement 🙏🙏

  433. I am learning this true and beautiful relationship with our Lord. I am desperate for Him but I need the new mindset where I am ALWAYS thinking of Him and His way. I still look to others to fill me,

  434. My husband is never quite happy, not deep down inside joyful, just superficially happy for moments in time. It should be no surprise to you that he is agnostic. When and how can he find the only source of real joy when he brushes aside even the idea of God as an inferior fairy tale for which he is too wise to fall?

  435. Deena Maga says:

    Very true, and right on this should be our prayer.

  436. I need to be hangry for God each and every day. Would love a to win a copy of this book, as I truly need a
    passion for the Word of God.

  437. Thank you for this reminder to keep God first and foremost and that, through Him, the rest will follow. Although I know this to be true, I find daily life taking over and all too often, He is left at the bottom of my to-do list, rather than the top. I would love to read Uncommon and challenge myself to truly live differently.

  438. Mary Anne Tetzschner says:

    Thank you for your daily word. May you have a blessed day 🙏🏼❤️

  439. I’m ready for an extraordinary life with God!

  440. Rosalee Lister says:

    This book sounds very intriguing and would love to get it. I want to pursue a passionate hunger for God

  441. I’ve felt and know the Holy Spirit is moving me and it’s necessary to make a move and listen!! I would love to lead with purpose and be a woman after God’s own heart!

  442. Brigitte Hidalgo says:

    I love Carrie’s honesty. I felt a real connection with her words and her heart. I love the women of God that serve on P31. Thank you!

  443. I find that when times are difficult my time with God is constant. However, when times are good I get lazy. Maybe, if I was more diligent in the good times as I am in the difficult times, my difficult times would decrease! Life lessons.

  444. Stephanie Martin says:

    Sounds very interesting!

  445. linda Glisson says:

    Hungry for a more satisfying walk.

  446. Catherine Salomone says:

    So true!!

  447. Kim eaton says:

    Amazing. I have been contemplating this very idea all morning. This has been a special answer to alot of questions. He does hear us and I am grateful

  448. I would love this book!

  449. Anita O'Hagan says:

    I just need spiritual encouragement right now in my life.

  450. Maria pena says:

    Thank you for this encouragement. I want to hunger for God!

  451. Renee Stackhouse says:

    Need need need this book!

  452. Love, love love this… very wonderful encouragement… needed this today. Thanks Carey!!

  453. Reading this was a huge encouragement to me & I feel like it is exactly what I needed to hear this time in my life. I definitely need to read the rest of this book!!

  454. Bobbie Nelson says:

    ..amen better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere..

  455. I would love to read the book – it looks fantastic! Thanks, Carey!

  456. Carolyn R says:

    This is something I’ve been working on. I want Jesus and the Father to be my greatest dream, my greatest desire. I really appreciate your devotional. I think your book will be really helpful.

  457. Denise McClintock says:

    Uncommon sounds like a really good book! I’m looking forward to reading it!

  458. Pamela Koop says:

    Yes please!

  459. Oksana Ott says:

    Wow this really stood out to me. I hungered for anything and everything but God-I ran to men and partied and lost my hunger for God when I entered colllege. I fell away from the Lord. Now all I want is to spend time in His presence and be with Him everyday! I want to be His and His alone!!

  460. Courtney says:

    Thank you. This was such a great devotion. That is the way of life I am yearning & aiming for & working on.

  461. Sherry Kirby says:

    I have that hunger for God and know that I am not a common woman. Love your web site postings.

  462. Barbara Prince - O-team says:

    Cary, you can’t know how much this touch my heart today. I have been praying this morning for more and more of that kind of spiritual hunger. I am so bad about really praying for a season and then stopping. I can get so spiritually lethargic and I hate that so much. I have been reading two books on prayer the past few days and that is helping re-fire my hanger! Maybe admitting this will help fuel me to keep going.
    Blessings!

  463. Chrissy says:

    This is God’s word for me today. Thank you for pouring your heart into this message so we can glean some insight! God has shown me how I have allowed myself to look to things other than him to focus on in times of stress rather than come to him.

  464. Kathryn Williams says:

    Great devotional. I’d like to read the book to see what practical steps can be taken to achieve the uncommon hunger.

  465. Darilyn Wilson says:

    God is teaching me to rely on His faithfulness through being rejected by friends and family. We are imperfect and God is Holy and perfect! He is the only one that will never reject nor leave me!

  466. Sue Chappelle Meland says:

    Yes please and thank you!

  467. Amy Mcanally says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been praying for in my life lately.I’m hungry for more knowledge…I’m ready to thrive!!!!

  468. Barbara Abee says:

    I am hangry!!!!! I want to be that crazy Jesus-girl!!!! I want Him first in everything!!

  469. Thank you for reminding me to have a true hunger for God!

  470. Leslie Jones says:

    The phrase “uncommon woman” really stood out to me. Thank you, Carey, for encouraging me in your devotional to not live a common life, to seek the Lord in all I do, and to work at wanting Him above all else. I’m looking forward to reading your book!

  471. Martha Foote says:

    Your devotional hit home, as I made out my check for my tithes and offerings for Sunday, I thought to myself how I need to be more cognizant of my offerings being the first fruits. God has brought me out of a desert of being caregiver for my dying husband and had filled me with His presence, during that difficult time. Now, life is much easier, and I’ve slacked in my daily reading of scripture and I was feeling a slight nudge of the Holy Spirit to get back. Thank you! I miss His guidance, when I don’t read daily His word!

  472. Lynn Carruthers says:

    Like your comment be real not perfect . If God can use use book in my life and use your book to be a light in someone else’s life , I prayed I would be chosen for one of the books . I pray your books will go to where they will most honor Him !!! Proverbs 31.org has been very encouraging in my life and often share with others !!!

  473. This was a great devotional for me AND my daughter, who is 14 years old, and feeling the uncertainty of her relationship with the Lord. (She accepted Jesus one year ago TODAY!) I am trying to guide her the best way I know how, without shoving it down her throat. When today’s devotional came up, she sat down next to me so that I could read it to her. It completely fit in PERFECTLY with a conversation her and I had just yesterday about how crazy for Jesus my husband and I are, and she’s not sure that she wants to be that crazy. I prayed over her and it brought tears to her eyes as the Lord revealed Himself to her through my prayer, relieving worry in her heart for something that Satan had been condemning her for regarding a decision she had made earlier in the year, where slight depression led her to cutting on her skin. The Lord is working on her, and I know that as my husband and I stay close to the Lord, she will continue to see the great benefits of being crazy for Jesus in her own time.

    Thank you so much for the perfect placement of today’s devotional. Praise God for baby steps that lead us to His righteousness!!

  474. There is only one who can truly fill our hearts for purpose and meaning. I found Jesus to be everything I could possibly need in THIS life. So much of this life can be hard, disappointing, very painful. The real meaning to this life, I have found is following the living God and his son. Every morning I love to dwell on that his mercies are “NEW” every day! WOW! what a promise for us all. There is hope and love reaching out to us ! And I want to reach back and embrace that love.

  475. Being a Jesus-girl is what I long to achieve!

  476. Jennifer Baker says:

    Would love to read this thank yoy

  477. I so look forward to these devotions every day. They always seem to fit whatever I’m going through. How uplifting and how wonderful to have these reminders on how to stay in sync with our Lord. Thank you and God Bless all of you for sharing.

  478. Debbie Mills says:

    A copy would be much appreciated….it is needed in my journey to be a God-girl.

  479. Stress, stress, stress. Too much stress. Worrying about tomorrow. It keeps me from my concentration on myself and others that I love. I will start taking the things that stress me out and start putting them aside. Trust God. I need to start trusting him more than ever.

  480. It’s funny how there are seasons in our lives and sometimes those seasons are full of harvest and other seasons are dry and shriveled up. I hunger for the harvest of Christ but there are seasons that I dry up. I would love to read your book and maintain that harvest. Thank you for using your gifts for Christ and blessing others!

  481. Love this! Such good stuff!

  482. Elizabeth says:

    Amen! Beautiful devotion!

  483. Patricia Green says:

    This is my desire to be uncommon and persue God with my entire being. Thanks for this enriching devotion

  484. Caroline says:

    God is so good at reminding me that I’ve been hangry for the wrong kind of food that never satisfies. Thank you for reminding us to look to the Word and feast on God’s promises which will never leave us hungry.

  485. Patty Sapp says:

    I would love to read your book. I long for God with all my heart and want to shine for Him but most times, I find myself doing everything but reading my Bible. When I do, I find it hard to sometimes understand what the meanings are of the stories I read or why God would do some of the things in the stories. I am not questioning God AT ALL. Just wondering about the meanings. Plain and simple, I just need more discipline to do what I should be doing! No excuses. I love God with all my heart. Thank you for your devotionals.

  486. Tommy Elliott says:

    I really appreciated the devotional for today (July 12). In fact, I plan to use it at our Women’s Bible study.
    I would love to have the book. In fact, I was about to go to Amazon.com and order it when I saw this post that you were giving away 5 free. So hoping I will be one of those five.
    thanks,
    tj

  487. What great encouragement!

  488. Grace Crapitto says:

    I would love to read this and become that uncommon woman where others can see Jesus through me.

  489. I want to hunger more for God, and be that uncommon woman.

  490. Juanita says:

    I truly enjoyed this Devotion and knew I had to finally take time to let you know I enjoy your Devotions! I feel more committed to my time with God, which, I endeavor to do on a daily basis! However, after reading today’s Devotion my hunger is increasing and verified after this Devotion that I am on the right track!!😊😁 Thanks so much for the communication! May God’s continued Blessings be upon your family and ministry! Love and prayers!

  491. Enjoy the daily devotions!

  492. Thank you for this devotion. It is lining up with my bible study this week in the book of John, Chapter 8. Jesus is our eternal “bread” and our “living water.”
    Love,
    A sister in Christ….

  493. The word of God is the only thing lasting and Satisfying and the only thing that will Sustain in our time of need.

  494. Susan Weber says:

    What a good thought for today!

  495. This is SO what we Need to Read Be Told Be Reminded Over and Over GoD First Jesus Our All in All. Thanks

  496. Michelle A says:

    Thank you for the reminder to feast on God’s word!

  497. Beth Parker says:

    I would love to read this book…ty for the opportunity

  498. what a good devotional. i had never thought of being “hangry” for God that way.

  499. What a much needed message for me today. I am common and being common I put God on my to do list and not at the Top of my to do list. However I am always at the top His list and Always guides me like sending me a little sweet reminder like this.

  500. Susan G. says:

    Thanks for this.
    May we all hunger more for His Word than food…

  501. Courtney says:

    I long to hunger for God above all else

  502. This is timely as I am struggling big time with food issues (over eating). The last few days have been a frenzy of binging on anything and everything, far exceeding my calorie budget each day…NOTHING seems to be able to give me satisfaction as I continue filling my belly with one delectable thing after another…it’s so frustrating and I feel ashamed of my lack of self control.
    Perhaps I’m not really hungry, but rather hungering for a deeper satisfaction that I would be able to find soothed through God’s word rather than through high calorie treats…a truth I far too often ignore as I attempt to satisfy myself with faster, easier solutions.
    Thank you for this devotional! ❤️
    I’ll surely find myself reaching for my bible before another meal!

  503. Julie Gehman says:

    Thank you for this devotional!

  504. Barbara Dalrymple says:

    Love the analogy of being hangry for God’s filling in our lives.

  505. Food is the items that keep me from hungering after God.

  506. It’s really hard when your heart is broken and you’re trying to let God heal it but you don’t see any progress. I’m trying to chase after God with all that I am, but I still seem ‘hangry’. Thank God for professional counselors to help us sort all this out!

  507. I really enjoyed the devotion “Hunger for God”. We search for everything else to feel that void, and fail to realize that only God can fill the void in our lives. I’d love to read this book.

  508. Burnette Rahmaan says:

    I found this article to be so refreshing. It helped to frame how I strive to be. Thank you for sharing your understanding of how God wants us to be and to live.

  509. I have been a Christian for many years but have only recently really started to pursue a close relationship with God. I have become “hangry” for Him. Thank you for this devotional.

  510. Connie Conrad says:

    I would love to have a copy of your book. I truly enjoy your devotionals.

  511. Flora Dalton says:

    I am thankful to Jesus for sending my friend Pamela and my friend Gary, who teach me and have lead me more towards Jesus in an Alpha and after alpha The Jesus Lifestyle. And a bible study. I was baptized in the Baptist church 2004, my spirit had broke to sin became a drunk found the rooms of AA then in the 12 step program they directed me back to God. When it said God could and would if sought. I longed to seek and fill that void in my life that only he can fill before anything else. And its challenging by times with a teen at home and sin in the world and in me. But I try to reflect Jesus more in me outward by having that relationship with him. I am gratful Pam sent me this through email today I can use all the God I can in my life.

  512. Jess Tillman says:

    The Lord knows me too well, I sure needed this devotion today, cause I am definitely hangry most of the time but now when I become hangry it will just be to remind me that if I can hangry for food I can be hangry for all of the Lords has promised to us.
    God is so good to us!! We have unlimited freedom at our fingertips, if we can just learn let go of all the things that hold us back. We are enough, cause He said so!!

  513. Nola Harlan says:

    I am at the point of near starvation in God’s Word. It’s amazing how just suddenly you can go from being very close to God then a time goes by and you look back and wonder what happened – Where did the closeness go and how do I get it back? I’m there and trying to get it back – the old way I was close to God doesn’t work anymore.

  514. THERESA FELTEN says:

    The devotion today was just what I needed to take a fresh approach to my morning quiet time.

  515. Janine Rocke says:

    I am guilty of looking for satisfaction and acceptance from family and friends before my heavenly Father–God help me to know that I am accepted because of Jesus and rest in Him.

  516. Sharon Metro says:

    Have ben flailing around in my life for some years, now-as a widow with, for once, no children or grandchildren at home but still working to settle earthly “accounts,” have tried different things to try to fill a big hole in my life, all along knowing it is only G-d Who can fill that place! Thanks! – for the reminder that I am not alone.

  517. Christine Tincher Stott says:

    Sounds like a great book! I’d love to read and study it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  518. HannahGrace Finney says:

    Everyone needs to be on fire and hungry for God all the time no matter how bad your life is. I am speaking from experience. My life has been a battle for me, but when I kept my eyes on God and trust in him even in the hard times, I always know that good will come out of it, and it does all the time. It may not be what I want, how I want, and when I want it but God always shows me merry and grace in the end. So yes I would be happy to win a copy. I know I would enjoy it.

  519. Would love a copy of your book! I’ve been struggling with finding purpose lately.

  520. I want to cultivate a passion for Jesus above everything!

  521. Audrey Law says:

    I get hungry when I’m hungry. Now I’m “hangry” for God’s healing, for this inherited sickness that I have. It led me to have “anxiety disorder”. I worry that I could just collapse or have a stroke. My friend showed me this article. It really speaks to me.

  522. Monique says:

    I want to be hangry for God

  523. Tasha Beck says:

    This so spoke to me. I was talking to God the other day about this very thing…what is my purpose. I really thought I knew but it’s not really happening that way so I feel lost. With the busyness of summer time and getting a job out of the home now, I have been giving God my leftovers the last few weeks. I can’t wait to read this book!

  524. Theresa says:

    With GOD all things are possible!

  525. Michelle kelly says:

    Been watching God patiently wait on me and bring me to a season of ashes so he can raise up beauty. Working hard on being Hangry for the right things.

  526. Sounds like a wonderful book! I’d love to read it and am in desperate need of guidance in this most vital area.

  527. Tari Clayton says:

    Your message really spoke to my heart tonight. I’ve been going through a desert spiritually and reading your message has filled my heart and reminded me to open the door of my heart to His knocking. Praying for Him to fill up my dry spaces and let me hunger once again for His Word.

  528. sherry wilburn says:

    I have been serving the Lord for over 30 years now and lately it seems like I really struggle to keep focused and hungry as I always did before. I am in my 3rd day of a fast seeking God to birth a hunger in me like never before. To set my heart a blaze once again for Him. Through this fast he has answered many other request. He is showing Himself strong to me. He’s such a good Father.

  529. Kathy Nicholson says:

    Great read!

  530. I want to be an uncommon woman and continually thirst for God! I want Him at the top of my list, not pushed down it.

  531. Amanda Reeder says:

    Sounds like a great book! I want to be hangry for Jesus! 🙂

  532. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful devotion!

  533. Sylvia Zuniga says:

    Thank you for your offer. I would love to be hangry for God’s word!
    In his grip

  534. Ashley Shinn says:

    Loved today’s message! Looking forward to the book!

  535. Peggy Ozaki says:

    Today’s message was exactly what this hangry heart needed. 🙂

  536. Amy Travis says:

    Needed this reminder today!!

  537. Love this, Cary! I’m definitely hangry for God! Your message spoke right to my heart.

  538. I really enjoyed your writing today. I constantly have to be reminded to look to Him. Thank you.

  539. Laura A Bostic says:

    Great devotion! Funny how women get so caught up in the world that we miss what God wants most, for us to do what the psalmist wrote in Psalm 37:4…To take delight in Him and He will give us the desires of our heart. And when we truly delight in Him those desires will not be for worldly possessions but for more of Him

  540. Yolanda Lewis says:

    I know this book will change my mindset and I look forward to reading it.

  541. Carrie Noble says:

    I love this! I am doing Beth Moore’s entrusted study right now, and there is a place where she talks about praying for God to fan to flame our desire to serve him, and another spot where she tells us to pray God gives us a supernatural love for loving Him more than anything and a supernatural desire to study his word. Seems like God usually tells me things from more than one source when it is something I need to hear. Thanks! 🙂

  542. Hanger is a feeling I can connect with spiritually.

    My husband and I have been married almost 41 years.

    When we were newlyweds, I thought that being married meant that you meet each other’s needs and desires.

    Boy, did I get a wake up call!

    We have had spats over the years because his needs weren’t being met, and he wasn’t meeting mine.

    I never thought we would get to the point of being roommates that happen to share a bed.

    I guess it is natural, since no one but God can meet my needs.

    And I do get a little burned out at times, but it is my own fault. That’s what I get for expecting a mortal man to be a perfect husband.

    It is difficult to get out of this mindset.

  543. Brace, Amy says:

    I would love this book! My friends and I are looking for a book to study, might this be the one?

  544. Janice Alston says:

    Like this, would love to have this book. Ver inspiring.

  545. Love this. That really touched my heart.

  546. God is helping me come out of one of the deepest depressions I’ve ever been through. I desperately desire His passion and His purpose in my life.

  547. Honestly when I read the last verse Psalm 107- I read hangry instead of hungry…I believe I am! Loved this!

  548. I am going through some troubling and testing times with family and health right now. I would love to have a copy of this book to read along my journey and help to guide my path.

  549. Angela Hedges says:

    This was a wonderful devotional! Thank you

  550. Margaret says:

    I enjoyed this post. It was timely and fut right in with my current study. Thank you

  551. I hunger most to learn how to witness to others

  552. This is so true and exactly how I feel many times in my walk!!

  553. Shirley Berry says:

    This book sounds like the boost I need right now in my life!

  554. Tilanie de Brito says:

    This is my constant prayer…to have a deep hunger for knowing Jesus!

  555. April Taylor says:

    Thank you for all your encouragement

  556. Margaret (meg) keller says:

    It’s 12:45 am and I’m just now getting to today’s devotional as I crawl into bed. The topic excites me and as I read on a pang of quilt washes over me as I read about not making God last. Well, it’s the 12 hr and here I am. Forgive me Father. Yes my soul thirsts for you but you wouldn’t know it from my actions. Thank you Proverbs 31 for opening my eyes when they were closing…

  557. Carol Hukill says:

    I often pray for a deeper spiritual walk with God. Thank you for the encouraging words.

  558. Our goal should be to inspire every woman to realize their own ‘hanger’ for God, so true! So many times in my life and the lives of those around me, we’ve been seeking fulfillment in the wrong places, distracted by the ways of the world – materialism, wrong relationships, obsession with the world’s version of ‘success’, etc. ‘Open the eyes of my heart’ is such a great lyric/prayer for this. So happy to have come across this devo explaining ‘spiritual starvation’ so eloquently. #SoulFood! Thank you xx

  559. I have started walking this journey as I realized divorce was necessary for me and my sanity. Being a co-dependent left me broke, angry and a shell of a person. God brought a godly woman into my life and I started walking with God in a way I never had before. Now with divorce done, friends around me, peace and putting God first, the joy I have I have never known. I was saved in 2000, but walked a superficial walk, obeying rules, getting frustrated and leaving God behind. I praise Him and wish all people could experience the comfort and peace that he gives me as I walk with Him. I adore you Daddy, thank you for loving someone like me and pursuing me.

  560. Cathy Lester says:

    Thank you for the devotion. I have been where I could not get enough of being with the Lord. I hit a season of life of busyness that my time with Him has been shorten. The devotion reminded me how I long again for that can’t get enough of Him desire. Just a reminder for others , at 63 you still have to be very intential about spending quality time with him.

  561. Ometa Hinds says:

    THanks for this devotional it was a very timely one and also confirming dome things the Lord was sharing with me snout my life. Having an uncommon hunger hits the nail on the head.
    Thanks again
    Blessings

  562. Lindsay Hatfield says:

    Yes, Lord! Create in me an uncommon hunger for You! In Your Name, amen.

  563. Glenda Carver says:

    I would love to win this.

  564. Tammy Dyer says:

    I loved when you talked about checking your hearts spiritual health!! I need that new and then….I don’t want my heart to be spiritually ill….I want to be well with the Lord and be “hangery” all the time…not just when my heart health is good and life is going right! I like the way you explain things and would love to win Uncommon! Blessings and good luck to all!

  565. I emmediatly connect with a Godly Co Worker and I can begin my
    Day. Praise God we must find like minded
    People and p r a y a d share togethwr😇

  566. Susan Bednarz says:

    Praying today’s prayer. Thank You

  567. Tx for your message today. Good reminder to feast on Gods word

  568. Thank you for this word today!

  569. Ann Boyd says:

    I’d love to win a copy of Uncommon!

  570. Ann Boyd says:

    I’d love a copy!

  571. Thabk you for today’s devotional. I’ve come to a point in my life where the struggle has consumed me and I’ve been so depressed unable to figure things out on my own. I desperately needed today’s reminder that striving for an uncommon relationship with Him will always trump anything I’m dealing with or struggling through in my day-to-day life.

  572. Katie sexton says:

    Thank you so much. I desperately need to hunger for God the way I once did. I need to be filled with His spirit.

  573. These are wise words – the world tricks us into thinking it can satisfy!

  574. Natalie says:

    Touched my heart- I’d love to read the book!

  575. Danielle currey says:

    Thank you for this. I long more than anything to have hanger like never before and be uncommon in this world

  576. Shawna Daun says:

    This is my prayer as I start my new job this week as Children’s director at my church, “God, fill me up with you at the center so I can then minister out of the abundance.”

  577. Jessica L Mullins says:

    I’m ready to thrive in the Lord! TY for this…as one who has experienced “hangry” your analogy is spot on! Daily I struggle with “hangriness” spiritually… why is it so difficult?

  578. I am searching for a new church- I need to hear more of the Word, and be challenged, to hear something I have heard before in a new way. I have been praying for this for me and our churches in general.

  579. Karen Mitchem says:

    I need to remind myself to check my day with Jesus.

  580. A great reminder for me to get my eyes off of the “stuff” in my life and place my eyes back on the only One I need in all my “stuff.”
    I am hungry for more of Jesus!! Taking my “stuff” to Him so He can feed my soul with more of Him and less of me.

    Blessing’s ~
    Denise

  581. Would love to win a copy.

  582. Great devotional. Would love to read this book!

  583. Barbara McCulloch says:

    This is exactly the encouragement that I needed. I am yearning to have a deeper relationship with the Father.

  584. More satisfying then chocolate cake, a triple-layered cake with thick icing between each layer…and those little curly shavings of chocolate on top…and sitting in drizzled chocolate. Even better then that 😍

  585. Betty herin says:

    Sounds exactly like what I need to be doing. Would love t read the book

  586. Praying for you today!

  587. We are looking for a book for our Fall moms Bible study. This one looks like a good possibility!

  588. Kelly Robinson says:

    This was amazing and so accurate. I would absolutely love to read your book!

  589. Teresa Crow says:

    Thank you for your message today! I am SO wanting to increase my hunger for the Lord and to better understand the purpose He has for me.

  590. Kelly Steinbock says:

    Thank you for this reminder! I want to desire and pursue God more–and be “hangry” for Him, and not what the world offers. Your book sounds like such a help!

  591. Patricia Jaracz says:

    I love this: “Unless we choose to feast on God’s promises, we’ll spiritually starve ourselves.” It really spoke to me!

  592. Lonni Briles says:

    This is SO appropriate foe me! My husband had a hangry
    episode with me a day ago. And I am trying to develop a deeper hunger for God. O am a waiting season and I am discouraged. Thank you for sharing!

  593. Kimberly says:

    I have been struggling to get focused on what’s important. I have been so overwhelmed and having lots of anxiety and need to remember to turn things over to Jesus. I need to work on seeking him first and not try to do things on my own.

  594. Loved reading your message! I just graduated from college and desperately need to re-prioritize my life. Have begun to put God back where He belongs, in the very center of my life, and this book would help me tremendously!

  595. JANICE BERNIER says:

    I think God must be “tenderizing” my heart. Your devotional was the second one I read this morning that hit me so deeply that my eyes are full of tears. I DO want more of God. I DO want His will in my life. I know I need to read His word. Why then is it so difficult? It’s not difficult to read, but difficult to want to read it. I’m afraid I’m slipping away from the God I promised to follow. Please pray for me, and keep writing the truths that God is bringing to you. Thank you so much!

  596. Dawnielle says:

    I need to let Him fill me up every day. He has me being still so, there is room and quite for me to hear His quite voice.

  597. I so want to be a crazy Jesus girl! Thank you, I needed to hear this was ok!!!

  598. Tonya Shuster says:

    I long to live the life of an uncommon woman. I hunger to be closer to God. I want people to see Him in me and to be that light that only shines through a close relationship with Him. I am Blessed to work in a Womens Outreach program, and have just been asked by my supervisor to teach a family education class once a week. Although I am honored, I am finding myself full of anxiety and uncertainty. I have a true passion for what I do, and I want to do a good job teaching this class and I want to help these families to better cope with their individual and unique situations with their family members. I want His light to shine through me to these families and I want to have the right words and the courage and boldness to do what it takes to reach them. I WANT TO LIVE AND PROJECT THE LIFE OF AN UNCOMMON WOMAN.

  599. Debbie Walker says:

    I hunger to leap out in faith and not be afraid to be a light for Jesus. There are so many people to are afraid to admit they believe in a higher power. They fear being judged, laughed at, made fun of, called a “Jesus freak” behind their backs. These fears are the same fears we deal with on a day to day basis, not just in our belief of Christ. So I’m ready to say, “I won’t let you dim my light for God our Father, or Jesus, his only son – judge me, but I will love you through your fears. I will show you the light of Faith. The light of Belief – in a higher power. I will be a beckon for our Father God.”

  600. Thanks for the reminder that we need God first and foremost, that “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” So easy to lose track of that in the day to day….

  601. Janice Alston says:

    This is so on point. I kniw I would love this book, I hope I be a luckg winner so I can share with my youngest daughter, and her daughter, they both have a lot of “hangry”. Love love this devotion. We all have hangry every mow and then, unlike me I have learn to be aware of mine, and pray. I live alone so my hangry would be myself, so I find myself have some serious God talk. Works everytime.

  602. Natalie says:

    For me, the business of life, work and activities temporarily take my eyes from thirsting and hungering for God. I think this personal time in prayer every morning before getting out of the house, takes me back to focus on Him, His Righteousness, His will and plans for the day. When I go to sleep at night, I’m looking forward to the morning, to my prayer time to hear what the Lord has to say to me concerning my family, my friends and who He is and wants to be in my life. I daily remind myself of how great and awesome He is, and every other “thirst” and “hunger” becomes insignificant before His presence! Thank you for encouraging us!

  603. Yvonne A. Pettis says:

    “Uncommon Woman”, not a bad title in today’s realm. I am. So often I tell people wherever I go, “who I am is not as important, as whose I am”. Keep writing is my prayer for you. Sincerely, Yvonne

  604. Doris leppo says:

    Wow that was wonderful.

  605. All my life I have had a deep desire, hunger and passion for God. The kind I always read about by other women. I have never quiet seemed to get there, but will continue to strive for that passion and hunger that never stops! It is my hearts deepest desire to be that woman, “the uncommon woman”. It is my hope this book will guide me to my deepest desire! I want to live to hear “Well done my good and faithful servant” Thank you for Sharing your knowledge and God’s wisdom!

  606. This sounds like something I need to read. A friend recently encouraged me to fast and trust the Lord implicitly with many worries…since fasting I feel God has rekindled a passion to write for His glory within my heart. I seek to step out of my comfort zone and share my uncommon personal reflections with others and in so doing help them see God in their everyday lives too. I am trying to embrace my unique thoughtfulness rather than running from it…

  607. This is amazing!! Thanks!

  608. I am so encouraged by your daily devotionals. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us from God’s Word. I have been seriously challenged this spring with the death of 3 family members, but I know that God is with me holding my hand. Some days I let go of His Hand but I quickly learn I cannot do without His Presence.
    God bless you and your ministry

  609. Christal Niemeyer says:

    This looks very encouraging. I work in an atmosphere where Iam one of very few in hundreds of people trying to shine the light and live without being the preacher girl…it’s very tough at times.

  610. Susan Burns says:

    It is so true that when I am not in God’s Word, I do not handle situations in the way that is God honoring. In fact, most of the time, it is not only not God honoring, it can also be hurtful to those around me. It is so critical not just to read the Word but to dive deeper. And, in this a lifestyle that most of the time is so crazy and overbooked, it is hard to really feast on the Word. Thank you for reminding me of the necessity of sitting at the Lord’s feet and taking the time to dive into the Word before doing anything else.

  611. Thank you for this encouragement.

  612. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this reminder!

  613. I am ready to dive in wholeheartedly

  614. This article was inspiring and something, I have wanted for a long time, but allowed so many other things to get in my way. Today this changes.

  615. I have been wanting this for a long time, but have let so many other things come first. The Lord should always be first and he will be.

  616. Danette says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I’ve been struggling for years and I need to move forward and let God take control! Have a Blessed day.

  617. I pray that all of us Jesus girls grow more hungry for God!!

  618. Kathy Smith says:

    Nothing or no one can ever truly satisfy our souls; only God can do that! He created us to be in a relationship with Him, and when we neglect that relationship we are merely intensifying the dissatisfaction with what this world has to offer. We know who created us and why we were created, yet we allow ourselves to get tangled up in darkness rather than living in the light. This human condition is of our own will and making. Why do we not more frequently trust that our creator knows what is best for us and can fill our every longing?! Why do we try to be God? How silly that the creation thinks it is greater than the creator!

  619. Robin Morehead says:

    I so desperately crave to be an Un-common Jesus girl! After years of rebellion and living a very compromising life; in desperation for freedom, I have surrendered all to my Lord and Savior and have a desire to help other women know this love & freedom. I thought I had gone to far, but Jesus is healing, restoring, and teaching me how to walk in His freedom! My desire to is daily die, grow, and be a vessel of honor and glory to my Savior, Redeemer, and Lord! God bless you for your open and honesty so others know there’s hope and we are never forgotten.

  620. Beth Almeida says:

    I would say that, while it may not sound very spiritual, I am working to discipline my mind to go to God first rather than trying to figure it out on my own. I know the only way to have a genuine relationship with Him is to treat Him like He is my best friend. A huge part of treating Him like my friend is to train my mind to go to the Word, prayer and time to just listen for God’s voice.

  621. Christi a ervin says:

    Thank you for this! I really needed it.. great reminder to not confirm,& intentional with our faith!!

  622. Brooke Repine says:

    Uncommon: Pursuing a Life of Passion and Purpose by Carey Scott sounds like an amazing book!

  623. Susan Townsend says:

    Passion and purpose – interesting to think about how those two words go together. One speaks of emotions and feelings, the other speaks of intentions and goals. Can’t wait to read the book!

  624. Stephanie Rayman says:

    I want to be an uncommon woman for God, that CRAZY Jesus girl!!!

  625. To know God’s heart and mind is my greatest goal in life.

  626. Pam Walker says:

    This concept of “hanger” really nailed me! I was studying Psalm 19 and reflecting on the idea of God’s word being sweeter than honey etc. Craving Him and His word is so well illustrated by our desire for good food and the delight it brings to our physical bodies…I never thought of the opposite being true also … Hunger turns to hanger when we are denied that nourishment. Thanks for the article.

  627. Rowan M says:

    Thank you for this message – it’s precisely what I needed to hear this morning. I’ve been trying to prioritize God above everything else in my life, and periodically remind myself throughout the day that He is in control and to serve others in my job as He would. The last couple days, I haven’t been terribly eager to read His word and spend time in His presence, and I just needed that reminder that I have to be diligent and seek Him first. Thank you for these excellent devotions; they definitely help in my journey for spiritual growth. 🙂

  628. Thanks for the reminder! I have gotten a full week behind, and I can most certainly tell!! And I would love a copy of your book!!

  629. Dawn treaster says:

    I have been struggling lately with this very issue. Thank you for bringing my focus back to Jesus! Also, praise God for your ministry! I rely on Proverbs31 as a “women’s” group as I am not involved in one and we have limited resources.

  630. I want so to be uncommon for God and God alone. I really liked your words of encouragement.

  631. Mariann says:

    I keep reading this devotional over and over..not because I don’t understand but because it speaks so clearly to me. I can’t wait to read your book. Thank you

  632. Julie salas says:

    This is an encouraging site and I cannot wait to read the encouraging words each day, I have just returned back to praying to god and the words about hungering for god is so true for me right now. Thank you and keep up the good work. Have a blessed day!

  633. Felecia Todd says:

    Thank you for spurring me on! I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 3 years ago. I’m doing well today but feel like I’m not living the fullest life possible…like I’m letting God down after all he did for me in fighting cancer. I have an amazing testimony of his goodness. But today I’m stressed about my kids, work and my marriage is practically non-existant. I know first hand of his grace and mercy but I’m stuck right now on living better.

  634. Carrie Pippins says:

    I am so glad I found this site. I very much need more of the word and God in my life. It has been a bad year for me and sometimes I just feel like I am alone in it all. Thanks for the encouraging word.

  635. Kristi Hofer says:

    Congrats on your book which will bless so many!

  636. Marie B says:

    Thank you for your encouragement today! I need to be more disciplined to get into God’s Word daily. I have a lot of my schedule to do every day, but you are right we need to give The Lord the first part of our day not last. God bless you!

  637. Teresa schellman says:

    Thank you for reminding me of GOD’S PROMISES…

  638. Anna Clawson says:

    My heart has been longing for more.
    I need to read this book.
    Thank you for allowing yourself to be an instrument to pour into others!

  639. Tamara Battice says:

    It is amazing how I do spend time with the L-RD but He is calling me to go deeper in and with Him!!! I have to repent for getting distracted by social media, family issues and me not focusing on the L-RD!!!

    I thank the L-RD for how His Holy Spirit used you to write this devotion!!! The L-RD continue to bless and use you for His glory!!!

  640. Jenae Blackstone says:

    Thank you so much for this devotion! It was what I desperately needing to be reminded of.
    “Relying on anything other than God to feed our souls will keep us in an ordinary, common relationship with Him.” I don’t want a common relationship with God. I want a vibrant, fulfilling, best friend, uncommon relationship with Him!
    “I DON’T WANT TO LIVE A COMMON LIFE; I WANT TO THRIVE AS AN UNCOMMON WOMAN. FORGET THE WORLD. I WANT YOU!”
    I love the scripture you used, Matthew 5:6 and Pslams 107:9.
    Thank you Holy Spirit!

  641. Robin Blum says:

    Hi I am separated from my husband and feeling so far from God. I would love this book. I want and need to feel closer to God.

  642. Robin Blum says:

    I am recently separated from my husband. Struggling w my relationship w God. I would love your book. And prayers 💗

    • Kara Roszel says:

      Hugs and prayers! I have gone through that before too…Jesus is walking through this valley with you!

  643. Jennifer Miller says:

    I am struggling with my purpose in life and spiritual life. This book would be such a blessing.
    Thank you!
    God bless!

  644. Encouraging devotional! Thank you.

  645. Haley Keith says:

    Love this!

  646. Alexandra Sanborn says:

    I would love to own and read this book!

  647. Deborah J Hartman says:

    Thank for what I needed tonight. I am in a spiritual desert.

  648. Geralyn Miller says:

    I had & was looking for low income apartments close to my doctors. I ended up in a little town I have never even heard of in the middle of nowhere AND I still need to be closer to my doctors because I do not have transportation.(another thing I am praying for…a car). But I believe there is a reason for all things and as long as I am putting Him first in all things then I know I am where I belong. This little town has ended up being the best place I ever could be. I have a nice little apartment and this community is like none I have ever lived in. I have an awesome landlady and the Mayor of this town knocked on my door yesterday to ask me what kind of fish did I want. The town of DeValls Bluff, Arkansas gave a town wide free catfish dinner to all their residents & they were going to deliver to people like myself & may neighbor who don’t have transportation. Mayor Anderson is one of the major backers & supporters of this fish fry. He told me yesterday morning as I hugged him for the fish, that he lost his mother 3 years ago to cancer and he wanted us to know that we are thought about and cared for. I could tell you several stories of wonderful incidences like this….the cake and food I’ve been given, the people who have run errands…..my neighbors who check on me if they don’t see me every day. I think I ended up in the right place and I’m sure the transportation issue will work out too. My God can and will make a way for me to have a car (or truck…sometimes in Arkansas we need a 4-wheel drive!). Even though it seems like an impossibility to me, What is impossible with man is POSSIBLE WITH GOD BECAUSE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD! God will make a way for me to have a way to see my doctors so I can get wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy and God will use those awesome doctors and nurses to heal me….Again! Because God is so good!

  649. Anne Porter says:

    Just reading about Francis of Assisi; a most “uncommon” guy who gave his all to follow Christ in seemingly “Uncommon ways”. Anxious to read Carey’s book on similar topic.

  650. Kara Roszel says:

    So needed to read this! I have been feeling stale and spiritually empty far too long. What little free time I get, I spend wasting away on TV instead of time with my Jesus. I find myself snapping at the kids and in different situations in life, I can’t believe the ugly things I think sometimes. Time to feast!!

  651. I’ve never heard anyone use this term of the “uncommon woman.” I love it! It’s such a great reminder and this was the perfect devotion for me today. Thank you!

  652. I love the analogy of being spiritually “hangry”.

  653. Carolyn Beguin says:

    This sounds like book I need.
    I am wanting more of God. I’m trying to seek him
    More & more.

  654. Would love to receive this book as part of the arsenal to quench my thirst for God’s love.

  655. I am chasing after God…..doing the best I know how, and I am falling in love with him the more I read his Holy word.
    Maybe this book will help me run faster, harder in pursuit of him my God, my father.

  656. Laurie Anne Scott says:

    I long to have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our Lord. Moving from “common” to “uncommon” is a true goal!

  657. Ginger Johnson says:

    This has been my heart’s cry this year. Drawing close to Him so others can see Him, not me.

  658. Thank you Carey for this real life comparison between our “Hangry” bodies and our deep hunger for more of God. I laughed out loud because I just recently yelled at my entire family in the car when I was hangry. I lost it too.

  659. Amanda Lindemuth says:

    Thank you for writing this devo!!

  660. Amanda Hollen says:

    This post brought me to the reality that im trying to fill my void with other things than God. Hes not first on my list and I want Him to be! I need Him to be! I desire Him to be wrapped up in everything I do. How selfish I’ve been. Thank you for sharing this trig.

  661. Saundra Smith says:

    Beautiful devo!

  662. Amy Sparks says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. My heart longs to be uncommon and to follow Jesus daily even if that means the world will call me crazy!

  663. Debra R Noble says:

    I am in a bad place with my devotions and relationship with the Lord. And because of this I feel like my life is falling apart. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book to get me back on track. Debbie

  664. Becky Camarillo says:

    I have been working mainly weekends for the last few months & don’t get to go to church on Sundays anymore. I would LOVE to win one of the free copies of this devotional. Thank you! Becky Camarillo.

  665. Tina chamness says:

    Ohhh I have been hangry before lol! I would love to read this book 🙂

  666. Janet Rosado says:

    Thank you for this devotion. It took me back to when I first gave my life to Jesus… I had a fire in my soul and a powerful thirst for more of Him! It was amazing, humbling, and I was driven to seek Him in everything. I think ‘life’ can move us away from that passion and I want to find it again. Thank you for reminding me.

  667. Alexandra Toline says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

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