Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do We Truly Want To Be Filled?

"Do We Truly Want To Be Filled?"
By Zach Wood
Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Do you enjoy eating good food?  If you say no to that, you are probably in no way human!  Each one of us enjoys good food.  Why would any one of us even think of eating food that tastes disgusting?  Whether it is a home-cooked meal, going out to fine dining or to a fast food place, I enjoy it.  There are some meals that are planned that I might think about for hours or even days.  Just the thought makes my taste buds dance!  We all enjoy good meals.  We long for them to fill us and give us nutrition.

We also thirst for good beverages. We need to be hydrated.  Our bodies need this stuff to stay healthy.  We must also make good choices in what we choose to drink.  Keeping ourselves hydrated is healthy and we must be conscious about it. 

When I think of food and drink, however, I cannot help but think of my desire to be filled with God's Word.  Physical food and drink is vital to being nourished, but spiritual food and drink is even more vital to keep living the life I desire in God.

I was reading this passage recently in the Beatitudes and it really shook me.  I honestly asked myself if I was truly hungering and thirsting for Him.  Do I find myself seeking Him and being more and more hungry to receive what He has to offer me?  Do I find myself thirsting for His Living Water?

If we hunger and thirst for the world, we will constantly be filled with unhealthy things.  We will never receive the nourishment we need to be strong in our faith.  No matter where we look, the world simply will never fulfill that longing and desire for true nourishment.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for something more in life.  We are blessed when we seek to hunger and thirst for the spiritual nourishment only God can provide. 

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