“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
As you navigate your Christian journey, you’ll face trial and tribulation; partly because you love Jesus and partly because the enemy is upset that he has lost a prized possession. He will use every trick in the book to win you back, and if you are not careful, you will be right back where you had started—living in sin.
It is very easy to get distracted in today’s world. Lifestyles are presented in magazines and on television that seem so appealing. And the enemy will entice you with “the good life”—money, cars, clothes; glitz and glamour. But if you know who you are and what is your purpose in Christ, the tempting pursuit of such things will not attract or entice you.
However, as you press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. You’ll need fuel to sustain you on your journey. That fuel can only come from your inner hunger and thirst after the righteousness of God. The more resolute you are in your quest for the prize, the more you’ll seek to know Him .
Your daily hunger after God brings great joy to His heart. He celebrates your every step of obedience to His Word, your every response of faith to His leading, and your every expression of wonder for His ways with you. He delights in your pursuit to know Him more, in your desires to enjoy Him more, and in your longings to love Him more.
As you hunger after Him, you will find that His banqueting table is always full, that His portions are more than generous, and that His hospitality is beyond compare.
To hunger after Him means that you will never go away empty or dissatisfied. In Him are a thousand delights, a limitless supply of eternal joys, and an endless amount of spiritual blessings.
Beloved brothers and sisters, I hope when everything has been said and done, you will say with confidence, as the apostle Paul did:
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
- …for righteousness (prayforgujarat.wordpress.com)
- The Beatitudes of Jesus (#4) (theupwardcallofgod.wordpress.com)
Excellent post Noel! Thanks for the fuel for my journey.
Thanks Mark! Keep that hunger and thirst going. You will be rewarded lavishly one of these days.
God bless you.
So uplifting and encouraging. I have found so many blessings in just your last few articles. Thank you so much. Have a blessed day.
Thanks a million Drusilla, for your kind words. I am happy that you have been blessed. To God be the glory! If we keep our hunger and thirst for God going, we will reign with Him in eternity.
May God bless you richly.
Thank you for sharing this lovely post Noel! God Bless 🙂
Thanks you very much P.J. I really appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by. God bless.
This is a wonderful message Noel, thanks. Loved this line “Your daily hunger after God brings great joy to His heart.” Very inspiring.
Thanks a lot for your comment Veeh. I am always encouraged by your kind words. To God be the glory. I am nothing without Him.
May God bless you richly.
Wonderful post! “Your daily hunger after God brings great joy to His heart.” Truly, my soul is thirsty! I want to drink from the Fountain that will never run dry, over and over again! It seems we were flowing from the same vein. I recently posted an article titled, “Thirsty for the Living Water.” May the Lord bless you abundantly, today and every day!
Thanks a lot for your inspiring comment Minister Paulette. We are drinking from the same fountain. To God be the glory!
May God continue to bless and inspire you so that you will continue to lead others to the fountain of Living Water.
Thank you for continuing to share your ideals and thoughts. I learn so much from you and about people this way! You have a great way of bringing the reader in and keeping them engaged! Super. I am looking forward to more posts!
Thanks for stopping by my friend. I really appreciate your encouragement. To Go be the glory! Please come again.
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Great post with encouraging words Noel. I re-posted this on Inspirational Christian Blogs, you can see it here,