Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 204 - Matthew 5:6 - Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 204 – Matthew 5:6 – Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness- Growing As Disciples

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NIV)

Hunger And Thirst 

I have this hunger and thirst within me. It isn’t a slight hunger for a sample or a snack. I am not a little hungry and thirsty. I don’t want or need just a bit of something to tide me over. Can you describe your hunger and thirst more specifically? I am hungry and thirsty for you. I want you to feed my hunger and satisfy my thirst. How will I do that for you? Well, my hunger and thirst draws me to you. My hunger and thirst causes me to seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. My hunger and thirst for you fills me with desire to love and follow and serve you. My hunger and thirst for you makes me want to be the person you have called me to be. My hunger and thirst for you makes me want to go and do whatever you ask of me. This need and desire you have placed in me is passionate and insatiable. It never quits. It never gives up. It always wants more. For that, I am very thankful. In your presence, my hunger and thirst is satisfied. Yet, you always leave me wanting more. Isn’t that good? Yes, that is very good. I always want to be seeking you. I always want to be hungry for you. I always want to be living in an intimate relationship with you. That is very good. Yes, it is.

How has hungering and thirsting for me and my righteousness changed the course of your life? That is exactly what hungering and thirsting for you and your righteousness has done for me. You have changed my heart, transformed my mind and guided my life as I have hungered and thirsted for you. Your righteousness has left nothing about me unchanged. Your righteousness has been, is doing, and will continue to do its work in me. Day by day, moment by moment, you are changing the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and actions of my life. You are making me into the person you want me to become. You are giving me the work you want me to do. Am I a finished product? Am I completed work? No, I am not. But I am excited about your work continuing in and through me. I invite you to keep on doing your work in me. I am hungry and thirsty for you. I am hungry and thirsty to live in an intimate relationship with you. I am hungry and thirsty for your righteousness. I want to become like you in all that I think, say and do. I will continue my work in and though as you draw near to me, as you walk through life with me. I will fill you as you continue to hunger and thirst for my righteousness. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I hunger and thirst for your righteousness. My hunger and thirst is not for little samples and snacks. I want to drink deeply and feast fully of the righteous life you are calling me to live for you. Stir up and satisfy my desire for you and your righteousness. Amen

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Filled

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Be - Matthew 5:6 - Filled - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Be – Matthew 5:6 – Filled – Growing As Disciples

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NKJV)

Desire

There is something that I want to ask of you. There is something that I want you to give me. There is something that I will not stop asking of you. What’s that? I want you to fan the flame of my passion for you. I want a hunger and thirst for righteousness to burn white hot in me. I want to be fully devoted to you. I want to be completely on fire for you. I want to shine brightly for you like a star in the universe. I want to be a bold witness for you in the world. I want others to be drawn to you because they will have seen that you are living in and though my life. I want my life to be well used by you. I want you to send me to wherever you want me to go. I want you to ask me to do whatever you want me to do for you. In every way, I want to live my live with and for you. I am your servant. I am at your disposal. That is very good.

Where do you think these desires in your heart have come from? Who do you think has put these requests in your mind? Do you think that these desires of your heart and these requests from your mind originate with you? Well, I can tell you for certain that these desires of my heart and requests of my mind do not come from me. I am certain that all these desires and requests originate with you. That’s right. Why do you think it is important for you to know that both your desires and your requests originate with me? If my desires and my requests originate with you that means it is your will, purpose and plan that I have these desires and requests in my heart and mind. That’s right. If it is my will, purpose and plan that you have these desires and requests what are the chances that I will hear and answer them for you? If you give me a desire, you will grant me a desire. If you give me a request, you will answer my request. Are you sure about that? Yes, I am sure about that. I have no doubt in my heart and mind. That is very good. What will you continue to do with these desires and requests? I will keep on praying them to you. I will keep on asking you to answer them. That will be very good.

Lord, I have this hunger and thirst within me burning like a fire. I am consumed with desire for you. I am filled with passion to live my life with and for you. I want to live the life you have called me to live. I want to go where you guide me to do all you ask of me. Amen

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