Thursday, December 2, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY...Are you hungry?

Have you ever noticed what we say when we are really hungry?
"I'm starving to death!"  I doubt that we are THAT hungry, but the truth is most of us get to looking for something to eat as soon as we feel a tinge of hunger pains. In fact, I have noticed that the more I eat, the hungrier I get! It doesn't matter how much food I pile on my plate at a local buffet, I can walk out stuffed but it won't be long until I am starving once again.

If you have ever been this kind of hungry or thirsty, you know exactly what Jesus is speaking of in Matthew:

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)

This is a clear picture of someone who is hungry and thirsty for God Himself. Someone who hungers and thirsts for righteousness. Someone with such a hunger that it cannot be satisfied with just one trip, the more you seek; the more you will thirst for more!

The Psalmist said, "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God." (Psalm 42:1) This is exactly the kind of spiritual hunger that I desire. Today on THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am thankful that when my soul thirsts, His Word and His Spirit satisfies!

What are you hungry for today?
IRIS is hosting THANKFUL THURSDAY for the month of December...please visit her and link up your post! HAPPY TT!


Heather said...

I say that all the time and like you I am hungry a few hours later.

Beautiful scripture and we should all yearn for God the way we do physical food!

Holly said...

Great reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!
I desire to hunger and thirst after righteousness as well but get lost in self many times!

took a break from the blogging world for a season but enjoyed the read today....

{{{{ HUGS }}}}}

Jerralea said...

Great post! I am so glad we can come back to God for spiritual food and drink again and again - there is no limit!

Karen said...

Haven't allowed myself to get close enough to my Jesus lately to feel that hunger. But I remember a time when I did. Thanks for this reminder. Happy TT! blessings on your day!

Toia said...

I love the analogy!! I am definitely hungry and thirsty for God's righteousness!! Great Post!!