Day 3: LONGING
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2
Neo yearns to be with us, his family. When we go on a trip, he wants to ride in the car with us.When we go to the lake, he wants to come along. He even learned to like the water because he wanted to be with us in it! When we are at the lake and in the boat, we have to tie Neo to a tree because he will swim to his death trying to join us. So…he sits…chained to the tree, crying, whining, whimpering because he longs to be with us. He loves to be in our presence. We are his joy!
Do we yearn for God like this? Do we long to be with Him? Is God our joy? As the Psalmist says, we should pant and thirst for our God. Being in God’s presence should be our goal.
Longing for God produces in us:
· A motivation to pray and stay in His Word
· A yearning to be with Him in Heaven
· A Godly—not worldly—focus
· A hunger for more and more of His Spirit
Father God, Our Joy,
Create in us a longing to be with you.
Show us your living water and guide us to drink.
You are our Sustainer. We yearn for you.