MY SOUL LONGS FOR YOU

Psa.63:1 – O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Deep in the heart of every human there is a sense of why he was really born. We all know it but most spend their lives trying to ignore it, cloak it with other purposes, or simply deny that it even exists. I’m sure you know what I am talking about, our hearts long to know the Lord intimately; that’s why we were born and nothing else can complete us. No athletic accomplishment, no title or position, no earthly position, and no sexual or family relationship can even come close. At the end of the day Augustine was right, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You”. This is why David’s songs still captivate us 3000 years later, David gave himself to that great pursuit, the pursuit of satisfaction in God. Think about it, David had access to power, finance, women, and anything this world could afford and his pursuit was totally focused on God. He captured what our hearts really long for. Here is how Andrew Murray described it.

“What is the most worthwhile thing humankind can experience on earth? Nothing less than God Himself! And what is the first and most important thing to be done each day? It is nothing less than to seek, to know, to love, and to praise God. As glorious as God is, so is the glory that begins to work in the hearts and lives of those who give themselves to live for God.

It is a great step forward in the life of a Christian when he or she truly sees this and regards their daily fellowship with God as the most important aspect of their existence.

Take time and ask yourself whether this is indeed not the most important thing around which your life should revolve—to know God and to love Him with your whole heart. This is what God desires above all else; and it is that which, in answer to your prayer, He will enable you to do.”

So just go ahead and give in; give in to the hunger that is at the core of your being. It’s not so much in what the Lord can do for you, it is God Himself that you really want and need. David got it , “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water”.

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