Posted By Marionne Tucker

As we seek God, it would be good to ask 'how do we seek God?' In Psalm 42:1-2 David writes 'as the deer panteth after the waterbrooks so my soul panteth after You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God....'  In Psalm 63:1 he writes 'O God, You are my God; early will I seek you; my soul thirsts for You, My flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where no water is....'  In Psalm 84:2, the psalmist writes 'My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart  and my flesh cry out for the living God.'

 

The song writer writes :

'You along are my strength, my shield.

To You alone may my spirit yield yield.

You alone are my heart's desire and I long to worship You.'

 

Many of us are satisfied with being saved but that aspect of passion...a deep yearning and longing for God is missing. We love God ...yes...but do our hearts and flesh CRY OUT for the living God...CRY OUT for Jesus? Do we feel that longing, that yearning for Him. If you don't talk to Him for one day, does it matter?  Do you yearn for daily, constant fellowship with Jesus? How cluttered are our lives with other things we are seeking? Do we seek God first? Is He paramount in our decision making? Do we seek God in everything we do?

 

Jesus said in the sermon on the mount 'Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled'- Matthew 5:6.

The Lord wants us to seek Him with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength. Jeremiah 29:13 says we 'will seek Him and find Him when we search for Him with all our heart.' Deut 4:29 adds 'and with all our soul.'

Father, cultivate a conscious hunger and thirst in us for you. Quicken that hunger and thirst in us that only You can fill. 'Like the woman at the well,  I was seeking for things that could not satisfy but then I heard the Saviour saying, 'draw from My well that never will run dry'. Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up Lord. Come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of Heaven feed me till I thirst no more, fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole'.

We need to seek God more through His Word, fellowship, prayer among other things.

 

The Lord wants us to seek Him Him with a hunger, a deep thirst, a spirit of expectation and a great passsion. Let us purpose to be passionate seekers for Jesus.


 
1 Comment(s):
James Okulaja said...
True,true sister. This needs to be taught more in our churches instead of the 'other things' we are busy praying for.
January 9, 2012 04:15:02
 
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