Blessed Are the Hungry

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

It is impossible to comprehend the height and depth of God’s love for His people.  The little glimpses that we have caught are so spectacular and wondrous, yet what we are capable of seeing isn’t even surface level.

Even so, He tells us that when we seek Him, we will find Him.  He says that if we hunger and thirst, we will be satisfied.  There is always another angle, another layer to this God who is never-ending.  This God who makes Himself so accessible and available.

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” – Jeremiah 33:3

We have been in Iceland for four days [I think?], and so far I have rested more here than in well over a year.  I am grateful to the Lord for bringing me back.  Not only is He moving upon those who came to attend the conference, but He is moving upon our entire team.  Bringing refreshing rest, new experiences in Him, and lets face it . . . this is pretty much the most epic of all vacations.

It has been wonderful to reconnect with many of the beautiful people who joined us last year.  It is encouraging to see their hunger and excitement for more of God.  We are staying in Eastern Iceland, in a more rural area.  Most of the attendees have come quite the distance to be here.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

During the first few sessions, we have been sharing a lot about what it is to walk in the glory.  The idea that we were created to live in freedom.  Right here, right now.  To walk in the fullness that He has for us.  On earth, as it is in Heaven.  Not by our might, not by our power, but by His Spirit dwelling inside of us [Zechariah 4:6].

The gifts that He bought for us with His sacrifice are often the very gifts that we never fully receive.  We tend to limit God to work within our own limitations.  We tend to tell Him what our worth is rather than listening to what He says about who we are.

It is okay to dream big and crazy dreams.  God desires to stretch us beyond our own abilities.  When we are in a place where we are beyond our own abilities, He is able to step in and empower us to walk in the impossible.

It really wasn’t long ago when I would have been quite terrified to do some of the things I’ve been doing in the last few days.  To get to this point I have had to walk directly into some very uncomfortable and awkward situations, and I am so glad I did.  I am so glad because the adventures that I wound up on, through those moments of stretching, have brought me into places that used to seem impossible.

We need to trust that God is who He says He is.  We will never be disappointed if we keep our focus on Him and not on the things that are happening around us.  All of creation is waiting for us to rise up and start living the way we were born to live.

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