Day 3: Jesus brings fullness of life through righteousness.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6
Most of us can relate to the feeling of a full belly after a big dinner, or the quenching of thirst after a rigorous activity in the summer heat. Just as our physical bodies hunger and thirst for nutrients, and enjoy the momentary contentment when those needs are met, we have souls that also hunger and thirsts for fulfillment. When we seek this fulfillment in the validation of the people in our lives, or from our own acts of goodness, it is like trying to quench thirst with vinegar or hunger with a box of sugar! Hungering and thirsting for righteousness—the things of God through His Son Jesus—will bring a life full of true satisfaction.
Action: Are you truly finding satisfaction in the life of Christ in you, or do you mostly operate being fulfilled by your own accomplishments and the validation of those around you? Ask God to show you what His righteousness looks like, then ask Him to help you seek after that and nothing else.