"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."1
In the computer world we're probably all aware of the initials, "WYSIWYG" (pronounced wissiwig) meaning "What You See Is What You Get."
In the real world it's pretty much the same; or it could be worded this way, "What you look for is what you find."
Steve Goodier in his book, Are You Living in the Past? Shared how both the vulture and hummingbird fly over the same desert. The vulture sees rotting flesh. The humming bird sees colorful desert plants. Each sees and finds what it's looking for.
We do the same thing. What we hunger for and thrive on is what we look for and find. As Frederick Langbrige put, "Two men look out the same prison bars, one sees mud, the other stars."
If we hunger for evil, that's what we'll find. If we hunger for material wealth and possessions, that's what we'll seek after. If we hunger for illicit love, that's what we'll look for, see, and find, etc., etc. But if we hunger for righteousness that's what we'll pursue, and if we hunger for God, we will find him.
Mary Norman summed it up very well: "I've never seen the face of God / To draw it in a book / But I have seen the hand of God / It's everywhere I look."
It's true in that what we see is what we get and what we look for is what we find. It depends on what we hunger and thirst for.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to develop a thirst for righteousness, for things of eternal value, and above all a hunger and thirst for you. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Matthew 5:6 (NIV).