“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matt. 5:6 KJV).
What does it mean to want what God wants? This says that you are going hard after the things of God: what He wants you to do in this life, what He wants you to have, where He wants you to go and how he wants you to live. This scripture came to me as I began writing this morning, and I wondered “why”? As I read it over and over again, it resonated with me that being and remaining in the state of desire for what pertains to God, and all of Who is, means we’re wanting nothing else but to be in a position that’s pure, honest and humble before Him. Look at how the amplified breaks this down…I just love it: 😄
“Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied! ”
Matthew 5:6 AMP
Look at that! We’re BLESSED, FORTUNATE, HAPPY and SPIRITUALLY PROSPEROUS when we seek, or “hunger and thirst”, to be in right standing with God. Look at what else happens…we are “COMPLETELY SATISFIED” when we want what He wants! Why? Because we’re steady filling ourselves up on, feeding off of, and quenching our thirst with The Living Word, The Living Water and Bread of Life Himself! Well, let’s take it a step further. The Message version of this verse tells us that:
“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.”
Matthew 5:6 MSG
Well now! 🙂 Sounds like living a blessed and satisfied life to me! 🙂 I don’t know about you, but this is the position I long to be in and the type of life I want to walk in on a daily basis. No matter what’s going on around me or what’s taking place in this world, this is my focus in making sure I’m steadily pursuing God and living a life that lines up with what He’s requiring of me. Yes things happen in life that try to distract me from keeping this focus, but that’s when I take my thoughts captive and get my focus geared back into position, where it belongs.
Friends, let’s want what God wants for us today! It will only activate us to a position of living a blessed, empowered and enabled life! Doesn’t mean weapons of trouble, persecution and affliction won’t try to form or come against us, but guess what…IT WON’T PROSPER! Say it with me…”IT WON’T PROSPER”, “IT WILL NOT PROSPER”, “IT AIN’T GON’ WORK”! 🙂 You gotta believe that! But, again remember, operating in this blessed life only works when you’re consistently seeking after the things of God or wanting to live the life He so desires for you. Let’s focus in on what is and is not lining up with how God says we should live, so that we can fully flow in the blessings of God, and so He can get what He wants to and through us! We can’t work for, earn or deserve what God has for us, but we can receive salvation, repent and get the sin out, and then press toward walking out a life set apart and sold out for Him. 🙂 How about it? Let’s receive and enjoy the gift of salvation and then bask in the free flowing favors of God! 🙂