Longing for God

My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation, And for your righteous word. – Psalm 119:123

During my transformation from a man who lived in sin (even with knowledge of God) to a man who wants to desire God’s heart and presence; I have come to know it’s a constant want and need. There is no moment in which I can say, “Well, that’s it God. I’m full. I’m done. No more, please and thank you.” It’s not that God doesn’t satisfy, it’s that he continually calls us into relationship with Him.

It’s the same with my wife, our kids, our family, and my friends. At no point will I look at them and say, “I love you so much, and you’ve satisfied me to the point of no longer wanting to be near you.” God didn’t build us that way. We were created for constant relationship. We were initially created for constant relationship with Him alone. However sin put a separation between us and God, a gap which we can not bridge on our own. We need Jesus, and the sacrifice only He could make. Jesus bridged that gap for the entire world. God leaves it up to each of us if we will accept that bridge, walk across it, and be close with Him and desire that relationship with Him.

I believe that when we each have that moment when God calls us, he transforms our hearts in such a way that we long for Him. It’s a constant urge and desire to be in His presence.

The sons of Korah said it this way in another Psalm, here:

My soul longed and even yearned for the courtyards of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. – Psalm 84:2

We are created to glorify God.

We are created to desire God.

We are created to pursue God.

Lord, I pray that I will pursue you today, tomorrow, and to my last breath. I long to praise you in the mornings, the days, and nights. You are the God of my salvation, the rod that corrects me, and the staff that guides me. Let my life be a blessing to those around me. Let my the words I speak glorify you, and bless my friends and family. May Your will be done in my life. Thank you for being a father, a friend, and my God. Amen.

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