As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
How strong is your desire for God? Is it the strongest desire of everything you want?
When temptation comes, do you immediately lean on God or is it the second or third tactical move on your list of priority?
Is God our weekly desire or our minutely thirst?
Intellectually we all know that prayer is our immediate contact with the Almighty. But how often do we pray?
Or have you lived such a comfortable life as a Believer you now take God for granted?
You state you love God, but yet you continually do ungodly acts of spiritual terrorism.
Mentally you know God is your life source, full of grace and unconditional love, but you selfishly take advantage of His compassion.
You deliberately make unwise decisions to please your fleshly desires rather than deny yourself for God’s glory. You spiritually rape your sister or brother in the Lord to please your insecurities.
Instead of battling temptation with spiritual weapons, you deliberately succumb to your Biblical ignorance knowing God has already forgiven you.
Your passion for capitalistic rewards, the American dream, and personal fanfare is more important than maintaining an honest and open conversation with the living God. We quickly turn our head away from God because we want to please our eyes. Like a child stealing a cookie from the cupboard before dinner, we behave in the same fashion with God.
Yet our Triune God knows our weaknesses. He pours his grace upon us knowing we will eventually come to a place in life where our eyes are open, and we realize our attitude or behavior until then doesn’t successfully work, and therefore we need to change.
Repentance is changing our thinking and mental habits as we refocus our relationship with God. The decision to earnestly make God the center of our life – whether in the sinful pit of repeating temptation failures or recurring successes of victory – is the motivation to seek God. To love him more and more which means we come to know more about him today than yesterday.
Like a deer seeks to quench her thirst from a running stream of water, our soul needs to learn to thirst for God every day, every hour, every minute. Our heart needs to lay on the bosom of God as we come to know him in every detail of life.
So, the next time you seek to satisfy your inner desires with physical comfort, cry out to God and ask Him to intervene so He becomes your #1 satisfaction for living life.
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