The Bible tells us that “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled”. So my question to you is: how hungry are you? How thirsty are you? My husband spoke on this last night in youth and it really hit home with me. Sometimes I don’t feel like I do enough. Sometimes I feel I am just not good enough. No matter how hard I try, how hard I pray, how hard I seek God. I just feel like I fall flat on my face. I feel like I make a mess out of things. I feel like I don’t the “right” things to say to someone who comes to me seeking advice or needing to be ministered to. Sometimes I just feel empty…..
This week has been one of those weeks for me. I feel empty. I don’t feel like I have another thing to give. I was supposed to preach at youth last night and I just could not do it. I have had personal problems; people who are dear to me have been sick and have to have tests run this week and next week; I have had the enemy come against me in so many ways-and it’s only Thursday!! So, I told Michael “baby, I just can’t do it. You have to preach.” You see, we minister out of our overflow. If I don’t have an overflow (and right now I don’t feel as if I do), then how can I minister to people? I am sure I could’ve prayed and fasted and God would’ve given me the energy and grace to preach, but I just did not feel I could do it.
So, now what is it I need to do? Well, the above tells me what I need to do. I need to hunger and thirst for righteousness. I need to pray, fast, and grab hold of God. I need to tell him like Jacob did in the Bible “I am NOT letting go until you bless me” And I need to mean it. I need to dig my heels in and be ready to go for it. The awesome thing is that I really don’t have to do much; just seek. I need to come to Him hungry, weary, and ready to receive. That’s all; He’ll meet me right where I am. That’s the awesome thing about Jesus. He is ever ready and willing to refuel us. All He wants is a contrite heart and a willing spirit. I do mess things up. Why? I am human. He is there to make it right though. He is there to scoop me up in His arms, smother me with grace and fill me up with His spirit. He is there to love me. Do I deserve it? NO; none of us deserve what He did for us…that is grace at work.
Are you tired? Worn out? Weary? Then, come to him hungry and thirsty, ready to receive. He will meet you right where you are…