Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I Need God!

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? Psalm 42:1-2

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1


Have you ever been thirsty for God? Really thirsty for His presence? When a person is thirsty nothing else matters. He does everything he can to crunch that thirst. The Bible give us a few examples of people who were thirsty for God. We know for sure that David was thirsty for God. He said so. He wrote and sang about it. God satisfy his thirst and even called him a man after His heart. In Luke 8:43-47, we meet the woman with the issue of blood. She suffered for twelve years. Yes, she was thirsty and she heard about Jesus. “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” She pursued Jesus, touched him and she was instantly healed. Who can forget Paul passionate words in Philippians 3: 7-10 "But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death." Wow! Paul was thirsty.

When a person thirst for God, prayer, fasting, praise, worship and even going to church are feverishly pursued. You can be completely honest with God. Tell Him how you really feel. "I am thirsty as well Lord. I need you Father. Everything is upside down. I don't know where to go. I don't know what to do. I just looked in the mirror and I did not recognized the person who was starring back at me. I am seeking you face Lord. Do not turn from me. Who do I have but you? I need you more than I ever needed you before. Everything seems grey. Don't hide you face from me." He will hear you. He will touch you.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

Father in the Holy name of Jesus I come to you today. I want to thank you being a good father who cares a great deal about me. I repent forever putting anyone or anything above you. From now on you are all that I need Father. My soul longs for you. My soul is thirsty for you. Reveal yourself Father. Step in and take control. I surrender to you. I praise you. I honor you for only you are holy and worthy. Amen!

Praise the Lord!