The Word: Matthew 5: 6 (KJV)
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Dig Deeper: Isaiah 55: 1(KJV)
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Think about it
DESIRE FOR CHANGE
Deep desire always precedes permanent changes. If you study history, people who bring major revolutions had an unquenchable desire to see change. Desire is like fire. It sets our souls ablaze. Desire is a force. It is stronger and more powerful than a bulldozer. Desire is very strong will power. The will is powerful. You may be able to beat me physically but you might not be able to bend my will. The will power can be amazingly stubborn. Nothing can stand in the way of a deep desire. Where there is a will, there is a way. God gave man a free will. And that is why God does not usually force man’s will. Instead the Holy Spirit works in such a way that we submit our will voluntarily to him. Witchcraft on the other hand is the art of hijacking a man’s will without consent. For a sustainable change, desire is key. When we are desirous, we become thirsty for a realization of what we are pursuing. God loves to see his children thirsty for change
Isaiah 44: 3
3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
Pain brings thirst. A thirst makes us ready to readjust and change. A thirst is in degrees. A thirst brings discomfort. When that discomfort reaches a crescendo we desire the change badly. Are we really keen for our lives to change positively upward this year? Whether our answer is passive or very affirmative to that question is a reflection of how badly we want the change. That deep thirst is what God is looking for to confirm our readiness for the next level. God is looking to pour himself out but are we ready? When we become thirsty spiritually, we start to pray. We can’t be thirsty and not pray. It’s impossible
Thirst is a sign of discomfort. A panting for the next level
Our memory verse for May 2018
Ecclesaistes 3: 1
1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1: To every thing there is a season,
Line 2: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our next level prayers:
Lord help me to be thirsty for you and my next level
On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren