Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Filled With God

Filled With God
May 17, 2011

By Kristen Feola

³Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled² (Matthew 5:6, NIV).

Matthew 5:6 is one of my favorite verses. God¹s Word makes it clear that when we desire the Lord above anything else in our lives, we will find everything we need in Him.

Whatever it is that you are seeking from the Lord, know that He is faithful to provide. Look how Jesus phrased this teaching from His Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 5:6 doesn¹t say you might be filled. It doesn¹t imply that the Lord will just think about filling you. It guarantees that you will be filled when you hunger for the Lord.

But, filled with what? Filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control ‹ that¹s what (Galatians 5:22)! Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit! Filled up to ³the measure of all the fullness of God² (Ephesians 3:19)!

Let this promise encourage you when you grow weary. Your pursuit of the Lord is never in vain. My prayer for you today is that ³you will know Christ¹s love, which goes far beyond any knowledge. I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God² (Ephesians 3:19, God¹s Word Translation).