Monday, July 27, 2009

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
This is verse is so true. God certainly does fill me time and time again. Just this morning I was reading Matthew 5 and was blessed by the many promises in this passage of Scripture. I encourage you to read it. It will bless you I am sure. I recently read a book, Amanda Smith, the Kings Daugter; wow, was she ever on fire for God. We need someone like her to come in our midsts and preach the truth even though it may be uncomfortable. Her message was holiness, being pure at heart. Even in the late 1800's as she went all over the world as God lead her there were those who opposed her message. I have felt that same feeling in our world today, it makes others uncomfortable to hear the holiness message because they know that they must change their ways if they follow the true path of holiness. Amanda hungered and thirsted after righteousness, she would pray day and night until she found peace in her heart about something. She lived by faith, and she truly believed that if God wanted her somewhere he would provide the way, and he did many times, always giving her exactly what she needed.

In reading this book, I noticed how Amanda Smith did not live her life as it was her own, she lived it totally consecrated to God. I have been thinking how we live in an I/me/mine society. "I deserve everything I get, it is me who did it, and it is mine to do with it what I want". I want to live my life for God and give my time to him, my home is his too, I also give my children to him. Everything I have is a gift from God, and can direct me in how to use what he has given me. I also realize I deserve nothing, God in his infinite mercy has forgiven me and has taken me as his child, what more could I do but devote my life to serving him.

I do hunger and thirst after righteousness. I want to be filled and overflowing. I once saw a quote, by whom I do not know, "I'm drinking from the saucer, because my cup is overflowing". Praise his holy name. He his wonderful and I know he will keep me in his care.