Is your mind thirsty?

Jesus , being a man of flesh and blood was thirsty like any other human being can be thirsty.

‘Is my mind thirsty?’ Remember what Jesus taught in the Sermon on the mount?

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6).

The Sermon of Jesus on the mount. Fresco by Fr...

The Sermon of Jesus on the mount. Fresco by Franz Xaver Kirchebner in the Parish church of St. Ulrich in Gröden-Ortisei build in the late 18th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To do that you have to recognise you have a hunger and a thirst of that nature. How do you recognise that? Are you satisfied with the way you think, the things that occupy your mind? Do you go to bed at night thinking, that it had been a worthwhile day – spiritually?

Remember, in the Bible’s last message we have God on the throne saying,

“To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, I will be his God and he will be my son …” (Revelation 21:6-8).

How beyond imagining to have this as your heritage! Are you making progress in conquering (or overcoming) the polluted waters of this life? Are you thirsting for righteousness?

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Additional reading:

  1. Fixing our attention
  2. Self inflicted misery #8 Pruning to strengthen us
  3. Fragments from the Book of Job #4: chapters 27-31
  4. God receives us on the basis of our faith
  5. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us
  6. True riches
  7. Gaining Christ, trusting Jehovah
  8. Doctrine and Conduct Cause and Effect
  9. If you have integrity
  10. Set free from any form of mental torment or self-condemnation

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Bible's Big Story - Bible & Coffee - Mar06

Bible’s Big Story – Bible & Coffee – Mar06 (Photo credit: crunklygill)

  • All Who Are Thirsty (erinnwegner.wordpress.com)
    Thirsty for grace? Thirsty for forgiveness? Thirsty for healing? Thirsty for love? Thirsty for comfort? Thirsty for _______? You fill in the blank. You know what you are thirsty for. And do you know who is enough to satisfy that thirst? That’s right! Jesus. Go to him, all who are thirsty And Drink!
  • Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness Matthew 5:6 (whatshotn.wordpress.com)
    Satisfaction is available, but only through Christ.
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    We as humans hunger and thirst not only for food but for satisfaction in life. We search in all kinds of different areas to be filled, to be satisfied, but we always end up falling short.
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    We are spending our money on things that do not satisfy; we are drinking from cisterns that can hold no water. Our satisfaction is not being met in the things of this world. We try to satisfy ourselves with money and power, education, sex, pornography, boyfriends and girlfriends, toys and earthly possessions that allow us fun and entertainment for a time, but yet all these things lead to a deeper sense of need, a deeper longing for satisfaction, because they do not fill that need.
  • Deep Well, No Bucket (sherreesblog.wordpress.com)
    I couldn’t stop thinking about the millions of children who are thirsty for clean water, and the well is deep – or non-existent – and they have no bucket, or only a Gerry Can with which to collect muddy water from a stagnant pond.   Like Jesus, those children are simply asking for a drink of clean water.  And like the woman at the well, we are thirsty, too. We have clean water, but a deeper thirst.
  • Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness (georgedowdell.org)
    I have never known true physical hunger, but I am well aware that millions of children go to bed every night desperately hungry. My life has never been threatened by thirst, but I can well imagine that thirst becomes the overriding priority of a man crossing a desert.

    • What is this righteousness, that we should so desperately want to know it in our own lives?
    • What are the results of righteousness in our lives?
    • How can our desperate need be satisfied?
  • “I am thirsty.” (everydayawe.com)
    Jesus declares, “I am thirsty.”Did His thirst begin in the garden the night before?
    When His heart broke into tears
    And His mouth filled with the bitter taste of betrayal.
    When the kiss of a friend
    Was used to stab Him in the back.
  • Come Thirsty (revjosuelopez.com)
    Today’s society is filled with much in the way of entertainment. There are places to go, things to do and people to see. This has been since the beginning of time, but what about our spiritual thirst? What has quenched our thirst? We may have forgotten to quench it and are still seeking something more deeper than an entertainment system. This spiritual thirst can’t be quenched by the imagination of  man or by the sins that are present in our lives. We can’t quench it by going to the movies, surfing the internet or allowing for our sins to grow beyond a point of control. Still lurking inside the hearts of man is a thirst, even a hunger for something deeper and more profound than life itself. Because that thirst is never quenched by the material possessions or things we find in entertainment we must seek something that is beyond us, that being God.
  • When Jesus doesn’t know his doctrine. (theartofuncertainty.wordpress.com)
    We’re funny because most of the time, we’re keen to just take the Bible at face-value, and let the most obvious interpretation stand as the right one. We don’t want to do much of this interpretation stuff at all, we just want to know what the words on the page say.But then occasionally we throw that rule out of the window. For no very obvious reason but that the words that are right there on the page are pretty inconvenient.
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    What if the righteous, who inherit eternal life, really are those who feed the hungry, give drink to the thirst, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and imprisoned? What if, even without any desire to serve Jesus or even without knowing of him at all, people who do those things for other people, are really showing love for Jesus?
  • Be Thirsty (heavenlyraindrops.wordpress.com)
    Remember each day to thirst,
    For Me.
    Think of how you feel when thirsty-
    Really thirsty.
    And how a drink of cool
    Clear water tastes.
    Be that way for Me.
  • When You Thirst – Drink! (stlukeumc.wordpress.com)
    Think back on the last time that Jesus had been able to quench His thirst. It was hours before in the Upper Room, gathered there with the disciples. He offered them the wine of His new covenant. They drank together and then Jesus had said something most peculiar. “I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until God’s Kingdom comes.”“I thirst.”
  • Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness (girlfriendscoffeehour.com)
    If you recall from the Gospels, Jesus’ disciples—and many others—believed the Messiah would be a warrior-figure who would lead His people against the Romans and tear down those oppressors.   He would establish a new kingdom  where the ancient theocracy would be re-established.  You can certainly sense this behind the disciples’ rebuke of Jesus when he would speak of his forthcoming execution at the hands of the Jewish leaders (e.g., Matthew 16:21-23), or their question about the establishment of the kingdom to Israel (Acts 1:6). But we know that is not the kind of Messiahship Jesus had in mind, nor was the kingdom He spoke of one of physical dominion.
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