“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Samuel 25-26, Psalm 63, and Matthew 9.
How hard am I chasing God?
If God is my God, then I need to be chasing Him with fervor.
I want to know Him better. I want to know what He’s all about. I want to make sure that I am doing what He wants, because His Ways are the best ways.
Our relationship must not be casual. I fear that often it is. I tune Him in and out. I move on to other gods, often without realizing it.
I often write about rightly representing God. I can’t do that unless my relationship to Him in tight.
It is said that “apart from Him I can do nothing.” For me, apart from Him I can do plenty, none of which is ultimately a good thing. The whisperer (Satan) encourages independent thinking. He tells me that I can handle things. He tells me that my chosen ways are good. All lies! And how often do I act on them.
My pursuit of God must be ongoing. It needs to be at the thirst-and-water level.
“Lord, I love You. Help me to tighten my connection to You. May it be ongoing and not occasional. I need You every second. Please stir my thirst for You. Parch me when I am away from You, so that I will realize my need of You. Direct my path, I beg.”
Are you thirsty for Him?