Beatitudes 4 – Blessed Are Those Who Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness

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

 I have been feeling very tired, weary and empty for a while, so this verse is really speaking to my heart as I write this!

Where did I lose my balance and my focus?  It could have been any one of the many things I’ve taken on in my life.  Have you ever done it?  Added just one more item to your list of commitments, only to realize later on that your list was too long 10 items ago? 

It is a cycle for me, one I HOPE to break NOW.

God offers me a promise to hold onto in this verse… I… will… be… filled. 

As I hunger and thirst to know Him better, as I keep my focus on Him, I find righteousness – not in my “holy” to-do list, but in God Himself.  He is the righteousness I seek.  Everything else falls into place when I turn to Him, spend time in His word, and talk to Him through prayer. 

Then I find I am filled, restored and renewed – in knowing Him.

 – Written for the July-August 2008 issue of Mom’s Moments.


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