Today at Irvington Baptist Church, our home church, the congregation did a responsive reading out of our hymnal. We want to share it with you and pray that your response to God will bring you closer to Him.
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Every fiber of our being seeks for something or Someone to complete us. Before the Lord, something was missing; like a jigsaw puzzle missing pieces. When we surrendered to the Lord, everything is just right. The search is over. We are truly complete because we were made to worship the Lover of our Soul and the Shepherd of our Heart!
Yesterday, in the twilight of waking up, part of a song and scripture from a while ago was stirring inside me, "for those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled, shall be filled, shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6) Then I sensed the Lord ask me what that meant to me?
Have you ever been so hungry or thirsty that the thought of eating anything appealed to you? I know I am guilty of eating "junk" in order to be momentarily satisfied. I know it's not good for my body, but I eat it anyway because it tastes good. Then later, I am filled with regret and shame that I was weak.
Well, God's word is not like that. You eat it and it tastes so good and it sustains the body, soul and spirit. Even better, there is no regret or shame, just life!
The thing about hunger and thirst is that the body or soul is going to be satisfied one way or the other. We have the freedom to choose what we are going to eat or drink. Let's all taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8)