Cry Out! Challenge, Day 19

As Monday appeared emotions erupted! I was literally in tears after kissing the hubby goodbye and sending him off. Monday’s being one of his longer workdays, doesn’t help! The reality of the “fun” weekend ended, and the mundane chores being anticipated washed over me like a huge disturbance. My morning routine is to pull up the Cry Out! Challenge I have been participating in through Revive Our Hearts Ministry. And as I read the Challenge, I literally dropped to my knees because God was sending me a message!

“It’s easy to get wrapped up in what is directly in front of us. Our desires, tasks, health, priorities, opinions of others, and much more are constantly battling for our attention. How do we combat the distractions and seek His face more than anything else?  . . . When we thirst for what the world has to offer, we will never be satisfied. Our focus narrows in on our own well-being, pleasures, and to-do lists, and we get caught up in seeking what God can do for us.”

How do we change the trajectory of our longing, hunger, craving or thirst?

“The tide changes when we thirst for God Himself. Jesus says, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied (Matthew 5:6). When a desire for His righteousness invades our hearts, our worries, lists, cares, and concerns no longer carry the weight they once had. Seeking His face changes how we view circumstances, material possessions, and relationships because we no longer rely on them to fill us. Jesus said we will be filled when we hunger and thirst after righteousness. He is all we need.”

“May the Lord give each of us a heart to seek Him, to crave a glimpse of His face, and to taste His righteousness. As we come to Him, He fulfills our thirst.”

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me. When You said, “Seek my face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.

Psalm 27:7&8, NASB

Heavenly Father, Give us the discipline to put aside distractions that drown out your voice from reaching our ears and keeping us from seeking your face. May we cultivate a hunger and thirst after righteousness that transforms our hearts into springs of living water. Because You are all we need! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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