Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?!?

What are you hungering for?
     This is the question we were left with on Sunday. In reflection on the sermon I realized I put more energy into discussing how we need to be intentional to battle against the things that hinder us and our ability to follow God. Bu there is another side to the story when it comes to pursuing righteousness. How do we grasp a hold of those things that are righteous? How do we pursue them?
     Remember that righteousness, as we discussed on Sunday, is Whatever isright or just in itself, whatever conforms to the revealed will of God.
 How do we chase hard after these things? How do we hunger for the best things God has to offer in a world that seems to hunger for the exact opposite?

     I want to give you a few questions to ponder this week in your time with the Lord.

  1. What are some righteous things or opportunities in my life? Take some time to list them.
  2. How can you “go where the righteousness is?” How can you intentionally choose to make this righteous behavior or opportunity a priority?
  3. What are some things that might be battling against that?

     Any movement of righteousness in your life is going to be battled against. Just count on it.
     The truth is sometimes we need God’s hep to simply desire or hunger and thirst for righteousness. What do we do if we don’t have that hunger? The first thing is – to ask for it. Ask for this hunger from God and trust that over time – He will give it to you more and more. From there – the idea is to simply follow His leading. It may not be easy but true blessing follows when we follow God.
     I pray this week God will give you a deeper hunger and thirst for righteousness as you walk in the light of His love; grace and mercy for you . . . have a great week everyone!
Pastor Ryan