“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5: 6)
Cleanse yourself of all the complicated desires that always feel either unsatisfying or just too much. Let go of that thought that human wants must be constantly met by material things. Listen to Jesus’s words. He knew what it meant to claim a blessing and also recognized the very thing that would seem to keep those treasures out of reach.
Let’s nurture those higher desires—not the cravings of sense but the call of Soul into its promises. Let’s come to where our first thoughts in the morning are ones which seek God’s will and His way, rather than outlining experiences we might dread or those that might give us pleasure. Let’s have the last thoughts as we close our eyes be not of worry or doubt or reliving every detail of today or planning (or bracing) for tomorrow’s activities. Let’s instead rest in that right desire to know God’s peace, simple and sweet and His alone to lovingly give and to securely keep.
It comes to watching our thought. But that vigilance shouldn’t feel like a burden. It’s a sweet opportunity to let go of our habits and seeming material needs, so that God’s bigger, grander, more satisfying ideas can take natural place in our thinking, and lead our experience. This right desire sets us free to live the good life, one that God made for us—one which isn’t merely about fleshly pleasures, but about an ongoing, permanent, deep, satisfying, grateful goodness and true peace.
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