Psalm 42:1 – “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God.”  NASB

Yesterday we began this quest to have more of God, and today we will delve a little deeper into my thoughts on the subject as we seek a pathway to fullness.


It is more than turning over a new leaf or practicing morality.  It is to allow the Spirit of God to transform us into Righteousness.  We are to pursue the Righteousness of God.  Let me suggest that upright and moral behavior is only righteous if it comes from a righteous heart, and that only comes from a relationship with God. 

I contend that Righteousness (biblical righteousness) is imputed.  It is infused in our hearts through Salvation.  Romans 1:17 informs us that righteousness is achieved by faith alone: “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’”

Beloved, God is offering the Righteousness of Jesus to His Children!  We can put on the Robe of Righteousness.  We can put on the Breastplate of Righteousness. It is part of our armor and our makeup.  It is who we are, not what we do!

I also suggest that Righteousness must be pursued.  We are saved by faith through grace but are called to grow, mature, and live uprightly.  We face the constant tension and tug of the world, but by His Grace, we can prevail and be transformed into the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  That will never happen if we are caviler about our relationship with Him. 

God must be pursued. Matthew 7 tells us to “ask, seek, and knock.”  That implies a progressive approach to our relationship with God.  If we genuinely want the prayer Jesus instructed us to pray in Matthew 6 to become a reality and His Kingdom to come, and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our world and our lives, We must thirst for Him!  We must come to Him and Drink!


  • Our appetites determine our spiritual condition. 
  • We eat and drink what we want because we want it. 
  • If we want something bad enough, we will struggle to obtain it, sacrifice to get it, and go to incredible lengths to achieve it. 

That Is true in the natural and true in the spiritual.  Therefore, if we want more of God and become hungry and thirsty enough, we will press in and “seek Him and find Him.”  God is always willing to give us His Spirit and His Person.  God’s presence is available as revealed in the Prayer Jesus instructed us to pray in Matthew 6:9. 

I want to take this further and hopefully enable each to see a pathway to the fullness desired in the heart.  I want us to come to the place where the River of His Fullness flows noticeably in us all the time!

God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day He has provided!

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