Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled. – Matthew 5:6

Dear Jesus,

I want a lot of things.  But I don’t wake up each morning wanting to be righteous.  That’s why I’m so glad you tell me to want it.  It makes me think through what life is all about.  It makes me start looking honestly at my heart and asking what righteousness would look like.  I want to be right in your eyes.  I cannot make myself right though.  I can’t even make myself right in my own eyes.  I’m a failure through and through.  That’s why I am so glad that you give me your righteousness.  It fills my soul and settled my spiritual hunger pains.  I am righteous in you.  That frees from myself to love and give, to share and bless, to forgive and pardon.  Oh Jesus, give me your righteousness every day so I live in grace and not my own piddly thoughts. AMEN

Pastor Don Patterson

Like eating healthy foods, the more we eat and drink Christ the more we crave the nourishment he brings.