Craving for God!
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” Psalms 42:1
A deer is an animal that cannot cope without water. For a deer, water is oxygen to survive. God is our water, and we should crave for him far more than we crave for everything on Earth. He is the source of life, and he will never leave us. Therefore, craving for him allows us to be satisfied with his presence that gives us the strength to endure any difficulty in life. Because in God’s presence, everything is possible. Are we truly longing for God?
I understand most people seek God because they were instructed to do so or from a Christian home. That kind of desire is what makes it difficult to find God. However, if you truly want to know the one true God, let that worship desire come to you without force or being guilty of what someone will say. Our hearts become filled with joy and peace when we have this desire. Trust it or not, there is no way we can believe God if we don’t know him, and there is no way we can know him if we don’t increase our hunger for him.
Proverbs 21:21 says, “He who pursues righteousness and loving devotion finds life, righteousness, and honor.”
The living God becomes alive in the lives of humankind when they begin to chase after him. God is a God of righteousness since he gives justly to those that hunger for him. You have been a baby for so long; when are you going to be a grown Christian (the one who desires robust meat) (the one who craves strong meat). What may last you during a terrible moment is the relationship you build with God and not merely being a Christian. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
David was convinced that his circumstance would change; thus, he focused on God. Likewise, what makes other people stand in the days of problems, trials, and financial difficulty is their Craving for God. And God is ready to give you the wisdom and strength to overcome any obstacle; He is willing to give answers and guidance to every situation, but you have to crave for him more and more. Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
To the everlasting God, who alone can fill my starving soul, I am open to a refreshing moment in you. I throw all my concerns onto you for your powerful intervention in Jesus’ name. Amen!