Hunger and Thirst

Just so you know up front, I am not talking about food and drink… well, not in the physical sense. Throughout the weekend, we have done some cleaning out of our stuff (see previous post for some motivation on that!). In sorting and going trough our things, I am realizing how much of the past purchases and “stuff” we have collected was out of a sort of emptiness or thinking that we needed more and more. After attending church this weekend, I was reminded afresh how our hearts and minds should fully hunger and thirst for the Lord and not after things of this world. David penned these heartfelt words in Psalm 63:

O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,
and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
when I think of you on my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
for you have been my help
and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

Hallelujah! He is so good and provides and blesses us greatly! I was reminded of a prayer by A.W. Tozer and long to make this my prayer daily… I pray it blesses your heart!

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune god, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.

In Jesus’ name, Amen…

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