The Bible is a book of the promises of God. In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, He unleashes a powerful promise. The promise to be filled with righteousness. In Ephesians Paul prays on behalf of the church in a similar vein, “that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” There is a fullness to our walk with Jesus Christ. There is a degree, an amount, to our walk in the Spirit of the Lord. That’s good news, because it means with the realization that no one is perfect, we can achieve a greater level of Jesus, a greater level of the Fruit of The Holy Spirit. We can achieve a greater level of perfect Love! Jesus says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst…” Are you hungry? Are you thirsty for more of God in your life?
Physically we get hungry and thirsty when we diet, or fast. However, junk food can prevent us from getting hungry, even though we aren’t receiving the nutrients we need to be healthy. In a similar way, filling our spiritual lives with thing other than the things of God can slowly kill our hunger for the presence of God. The Bible says “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” God is so good that the more we taste of His goodness, the more we want! Even better, we have a promise from God that if we seek God with all of our heart, we will find Him. He wants to be found. Are you seeking the Lord with all your heart? Are you hungry for the things of God, or have you filled your spirit with cheap substitutes? The world has built many cheap tricks to fill the void that only God can satisfy. Without Jesus, they have to use entertainment and distractions in order to ignore the spiritual emptiness of a human experience without the Creator, who formed them in the womb.
Today, let’s pray the prayer of Paul in his letter to the Ephesian Church, may we be filled with ALL the fullness of God. May we have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and know the love of Christ, that surpasses knowledge. Let’s get spiritually hungry, spiritually thirsty. Let’s seek the Lord with all our heart, holding on to the promise that we shall be filled. Amen!
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