I’ve come to realize the reality of this verse these last few days. I always struggled with it before. Wondering, what does that actually feel like, to want God that much?
This last week has been a bit chaotic at times, getting things ready around the house for the baby on the way (now two weeks ahead of schedule apparently…!) and I haven’t spent as much time with God in my personal time as I should have. And I’ve noticed the difference.
Especially today. There’s been a listlessness in me. A hollowness of something missing that’s supposed to be there. Not that I’m completely empty, mind you. More like a car engine that’s missing a battery.
I am surrounded by abundant blessing. I have everything I could ever need. And yet without God; without Jesus… It’s all meaningless and empty. Worth less than the dew that falls on the ground and is gone by the time the sun comes up.
I am so grateful for the wife that God has given to me, the miracle of the expectant arrival of my son (I could write a novel the thickness of which would rival War & Peace on how this is affecting my life and walk with God)… And yet, if it was all taken away from me it would be ok, because everything I have ever had is from God to begin with. And even if I had nothing but I had Him it’s still ok.
A relationship with Jesus Christ is THE most important thing that matters in this world and in your lifetime. And it puts everything else into perspective. Thank you Lord for reminding me of that today, and showing me what it means to be thirsty for your presence.
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