“Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.”
Matthew 5:6, AMP
God longs to pour out His favor and blessing on every area of your life. He wants you to live completely satisfied. But so many people have a misconception about what will satisfy them. Scripture tells us that when we hunger and thirst for righteousness, then we will live in complete satisfaction.
You direct your hunger by choosing what you focus on. For example, if you focus on your favorite food, if you start thinking about it early in the morning and all throughout the day, chances are that by the end of the day, you’ll be eating it! What you give your attention to, you will desire. In the same way, the more you give your attention to God and His Word, the more you will hunger for Him; and when you hunger for Him, you will be satisfied!
The world offers so many things for you to give your attention to, but they aren’t things that will satisfy. You might think you want a particular car, or certain clothes, or live in a particular neighborhood. There’s nothing wrong with those things, but understand that “things” won’t ever satisfy you. Recognize that only God will completely satisfy you, so hunger and thirst for Him!
Prayer for Today:
“Father, I come to You today releasing anything that has captured my heart and attention more than You. Today, I choose to give You top priority and hunger for Your righteousness in Jesus’ name! Amen.”