Matthew 5:6: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled
As children, we all looked up to the elders in our lives. They were our superheroes; our role models and we often learned a lot from them. We ended up copying their gestures, picking up on some of their habits, and using a similar vocabulary to theirs. In the same way, as children of God, we look to be more like Christ. We want to walk, talk, and live just like Christ did.
Being completely holy or righteous is not possible when we keep falling for worldly temptations. What matters is our heart. Have we surrendered our hearts to God or are we still living off the temptations and lies of the world?
In this verse, God is telling us that if we ask for more of God and seek to be more like Him, He will help us and fill us with the Holy Spirit. He hears our prayers and the cries of our hearts as we try to live a righteous life and gives us the spirit of discernment as we decide right from wrong.
Surrendering ourselves to God is not a sign of weakness, rather it’s our greatest strength. When we open our hearts to God and make room for Him to work through our lives we live with the blessing and protection of God with us.