What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
In the Beatitudes, Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6).
This isn’t the only place where thirst is referenced though. One of my other, favorite verses is Psalm 143:6 which says,
“I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.”
I know that this is a super short blog post–which I am so sorry for, by the way–but chapter was about 3 hours long with dinner, and I procrastinated on my homework. Yes, true and awful story. Anyways, every single time that you feel yourself get thirsty for water or your favorite soft-drink, think of what it means for your SOUL to thirst, especially to thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS! We can reconvene with another blog post to discuss this 🙂
Have a blessed and thirst-for-righteousness filled day!
The other day, I was in a store and saw this quote on a greeting card. Knowing me, I whipped out my journal to copy down these words as well as the quotes on many other cards. After wandering throughout the rest of the store and then onward to my car, I kept hearing the repeating of the quote’s end… life lies waiting….life lies waiting…
This summer turned out to be nothing like I had originally planned, and as a result, I let my relationship with God suffer. I was disappointed that I didn’t get to go on the two different mission trips nor did I get to be a camp counselor, take summer school, or even have time to write. I became upset about all of these, but God was waiting for me to see what wonderful opportunities He HAD blessed me with: to be a most-loved nanny for my three little cousins and try to work on my relationship with my dad.
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.”
Psalm 139: 13-14
Our lives are some of God’s wonderful works. Does your soul know this today? Embark on this day with the joy that come with knowing that God has prepared it for you. You can wish all you want to for a life different than what you have, but remember that the life that God has prepared for you lies waiting. If we will just trust in Him and live each daily fully, we’ll find that His plans are infinitely better and always more creative than ours anyways 😉