As The Deer

How strongly do you seek God? Do you have a thirst for God that is difficult to quench? Do you feel parched when you miss a single day of reading Scripture? Are you constantly in communication with God?

All of us have a deep desire for something or someone. Our desire is on full display through our actions. Typically, anyone who is around us for very long can tell us what we are pursuing and can see when we are pulled in multiple directions, especially when they are negative ones. We often pursue multiple things simultaneously, which may make it confusing to determine our desire for a period of time. But when it comes right down to it, there is one desire above all others.

At issue in our modern environment is the sheer volume of options and distractions available to us. We can choose from hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of professions. We can be distracted by numerous hobbies and technologies. We are able to travel to a multitude of places to see man-made attractions or natural wonders.

We want to do many things, see many things, and pursue many things. We allow our wants to pull us in multiple directions at once, creating anxiety and frustration. Our desire is pushed down by popular wants our family and friends push toward us. We may even become fanatical about a few of those wants.

Yet what does our soul truly desire? Are we in touch with that deep-down desire? Do we recognize it? Far too often we do not. We squash the desire that our soul is harboring, smothering it with wants and distractions to the point that our soul’s desire is lying at the bottom of a hundred foot deep well.

Our soul desires to have a relationship with our Creator. It can only be satisfied by drinking from the endless well of life provided by Jesus Christ. Being in a close relationship with Him is our path to calm, peace, comfort, strength, courage, and all-around well-being.

I pray we all recognize the desire our soul has for God. I pray we seek Him each and every day. I pray each one of us will pursue a strong relationship with Jesus. I pray we communicate with Him in prayer all day, every day. Recognize your soul’s desire. Seek God every day. Continually communicate with God. Quench your thirst forever.

Psalm 42:1-2

As the deer pants for streams of water,

so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When can I go and meet with God?

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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