Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #177 Hunger… http://www.dennymeyer.me
Recently the Pew Forum on Religion found that, “More than one-quarter of American adults (28%) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion – or no religion at all. If change in affiliation from one type of Protestantism to another is included, 44% of adults have either switched religious affiliation, moved from being unaffiliated with any religion to being affiliated with a particular faith, or dropped any connection to a specific religious tradition altogether.
The survey finds that the number of people who say they are unaffiliated with any particular faith today (16.1%) is more than double the number who say they were not affiliated with any particular religion as children. Among Americans ages 18-29, one-in-four say they are not currently affiliated with any particular religion.”
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) Righteousness is the right relationship with God and our fellow men and women -it is not religion. It is also not a state of perfection or holiness. It truly is more a state of humility. Our country’s Founders would cringe at the drift in America abandoning faith for secularism. The abandonment of faith is synonymous with our confusion and division as a country. So I say to you – hunger and thirst after a spiritual relationship because you will not only feel “filled” you will be filled. You will be grounded in the things that Jesus talked about on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5).
Monday is a good day to start the week off right. Let hunger and thirst lead you to the One who created you and loves you with a never-ending love. Then let your cup overflow to others.