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New Emoji~Hunger (Pure Heart)

Next is Better than Now 

  • We are all looking to find happiness - looking for enduring joy/happiness
  • We are changing the way we see ourselves and see opportunities

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5

The Good News translation says...

Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; 

God will satisfy them fully! Matthew 5.6 GNB

  • We want to be full of happiness, the joy that will never give way or run out!
  • Happy is when we do what God wants rather than what we want
  • If I don’t really want to do something how will that make me happy?

The first consequence of a decision may not make you happy

  • Righteousness: rooted from a word that means “Straightness” 
  • God wants you to want to be right with Him

“The Lord...loves those who pursue righteousness.”   ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:9‬ ‭NIV‬

  • God is saying - You don’t have it now, but its next
  • We all like to be satisfied
  • We all seek happiness, we all want to be blessed
  • We all started off a new year and we want to find happiness

...let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.Galatians 6:9

  • What will I get now
  • What will I get next

A.W. Tozer - We must understand the difference between "wishing and wanting”

  • Wishing means you have the desire for it, but you are not really willing to do anything to get it
  • Wanting is true desire, accompanied with the willingness to sacrifice to obtain it

Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!  Matthew 5:6 GNB