Do I live in thirst for Him?

“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.

I read Psalm 63 today.

This first verse troubled me.

A fair assessment reveals that I do not “thirst” for God.  “Thirst” is extreme and my relationship to God isn’t.

I love God and I enjoy reading/studying His Word.  I pray to Him irregularly.

But I would never describe my relationship to Him as extreme and no one I know would see me that way.

And that’s sad………and discouraging.

I think what has happened is that my lukewarm relationship has become normal for me.  I will have my moments of closeness to Him but more often I’m comfortable with mediocrity.

It’s a relationship that’s hardly a relationship.

One commentary set up the thinking in this verse by asking, “How can I love someone else’s God?”

My thinking is so faulty on this one.  I interact with God as if He’s not MY God.

Am I thinking that He has other folks to interact with and so I limit mine?

What if I believed that His Spirit is within me?

My problem is that I don’t think of Him being here with me.  I think, instead, of Him being nearby only when I read His Word and pray.  Other times I unintentionally move Him to the perimeter.

A “thirst” for Him can’t be like that.

Conclusion: Things aren’t the way they should be.

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