“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) Pay attention to the imagery put forth for us in this verse of scripture. Jesus compares the pursuit of the right things of His Kingdom to that of the natural sensation of hunger. Hunger naturally drives you to seek satisfaction. And the longer hunger remains unsatisfied, the stronger its influence becomes. Eventually, this unsatisfied hunger begins to dominate your thoughts, emotions, and decisions.
To hunger for anything is to recognize a marriage of both desire AND need. Rarely do we ever see these two things correlate with one another. And many times, in a church context, we’re instructed to distinguish between the two. But to hunger (to be starved for something), or to thirst (to be parched for relief), is one of the few experiences we can have where both the desire and need are inseparable.
Jesus makes that comparison in regard to someone who has recognized the importance of His Kingdom. But He doesn’t just leave us with a mere comparison; He also gives us a guarantee. It is a blessing to hunger for what is righteous; to thirst for what is holy. Because this level of infatuation not only moves the one who is experiencing it; But God Himself is moved by that one. He is so moved, He refuses to remain uninvolved. And like a wealthy man with resources, seeing and having compassion for a man unable to meet his own needs, He steps in; He comes and fills you with the only thing that can satisfy.
Personal Prayer Point:
“Father, make me hungry for a move of your Spirit in my life. One that I’ve never experienced before. Don’t allow me to find satisfaction, any longer, in anything other than that which agrees with Your righteousness.”
Scripture to Stand On:
(Proverbs 27:7 — Jeremiah 29:13 — Isaiah 55:1-3 — Acts 17:27)
Corporate Prayer Point:
“Father, make Truth & Triumph your constant habitation. Every time we gather, let Your Spirit move until we are satisfied. Nourish us up together, like a gardener who tends to every plant equally. Do not let one member of this congregation remain untouched, or unnourished by The Holy Ghost.”
Scripture to Stand On:
(1 Corinthians 3:9 — Ephesians 4:16 — Ephesians 5:25-27)