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Series: Shining Through “ The Beatitude of Satisfaction” “The Beatitude of Satisfaction” Matthew 5:6
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.
“I believe that we all learned our first real Bible lesson on the march from Beersheba to Sheriah Wells. If such were our thirst for God, for righteousness & for His will in our lives, a consuming, all- embracing desire, how rich in the fruit of the Spirit would we be?” E.M. Blaiklock
I.A Godly Appetite. “Hungering & Thirsting” A. Watch What we Eat.
“My body just basically falls apart…I start to get tired; I start to get headaches…my blood sugar skyrockets. My cholesterol goes up off the charts…the doctors were like, ‘you have to stop.’”
The Bible says, “Be appalled at this, O heavens, & shudder with great horror,” declares the LORD. “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, & have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jeremiah 2:12-13)
I.A Godly Appetite. “Hungering & Thirsting” A. Watch What we Eat. B. Weigh What you Eat.
The Bible says, “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land--not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.
Men will stagger from sea to sea & wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it. “In that day the lovely young women & strong young men will faint because of thirst.” (Amos 8:11-13)
I.A Godly Appetite. “Hungering & Thirsting” A. Watch What we Eat. B. Weigh What you Eat. C. Welcome What you Eat.
The Bible says, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go & meet with God?” (Psalms 42:1-2) “O God you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you” (Psalms 63:1)
I.A Godly Appetite. II. A Godly Attribute. “Righteousness”
Author Mark Twain once said, “Having spent considerable time with good people, I can understand why Jesus liked to be with tax collectors & sinners.”
The Bible says, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
I.A Godly Appetite. II. A Godly Attribute. III. A Godly Abundance. “Satisfaction”
The Bible says, “For He satisfies the thirsty & fills the hungry with good th ings.” (Psalms 107:9) “…My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.” (Jeremiah 31:14)
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)
“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, & he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
The truth is, you are as close to God as you choose to be. Intimate friendship with God is a choice, not an accident. You must intentionally seek it. Do you really want it-more than anything? What is it worth to you? Is it worth giving up other things?” Pastor Rick Warren
1. Express faith in Jesus Christ. 2. Enlarge appetite for God. 3. Exercise faith (Read Bible & Pray). 4. Eat Spiritual food everyday. 5. Evaluate according to Bible. 6. Enlarge giving proportion. 7. Extend forgiveness 8. Examine heart.