Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6
Each one of us has the need to be satisfied - to be filled deep down in the depths of our soul. We hunger and thirst. And whether we know it or not - the need is spiritual.
Only God can fill this deep, cavernous hole that lives inside.
Each morning I hear my "stomach" growling - hungry for the Word to fill me, desperate for His presence to consume my day.
But here's my problem: I'm a snacker. (Can you relate?)
Instead of going to THE ONE that satisfies, I run to tasty substitutes - snacks that temporarily fill the void that rages deep inside.
My list of snacks is long: a stack of dirty dishes in the sink, laundry buzzing, the papers stacked mountain high on my desk, a phone call from a friend, email in the inbox, facebook status, blog updates, errands, projects, more list making ...
And slowly my hunger subsides. Snacking has numbed the pain that was intended to lure me to Jesus, and I go another day pretending I can live without Him.
Snacking is for the lazy and I am one of them.
Only the dedicated choose Him and only Him to fill - to satisfy - to make whole. Only those willing to surrender each day are victorious. Only those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are filled.
... what do you hunger and thirst for?