"You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” (Psalm 63:1-3)
How many times has it taken a crisis to bring us to our knees in prayer? When we are pushed to the brink. When our back is to the wall. When all the escape routes are closed. It seems that then and only then do many people call on God for help.
Abraham Lincoln – “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
Being desperate for God is a state of knowing that you need him so much in your life. I am desperate for his presence. I am desperate for his Holy Spirit. I am desperate for his anointing on my life. I am desperate for his favor.
It’s the lack of a sense of desperation for God that is so deadly. If we don’t feel desperate for God, we don’t tend to cry out to him.
Every day you and I are going to face things that drain us. They are things that attack our faith. They are circumstances that drain us, they empty out our joy and our peace. You are going to face distractions and disappointments. You are going to have conflicts at work and conflicts at home. You are going to have problems and pressures. You will face frustrations and fears and failures and fatigue. Someone said, “yes…that pretty much describes my life right now!”
If we are not very careful, the difficult circumstances of life will drain us. We lose our spiritual vitality. Our passion begins to diminish. Before long we find that quite honestly, our spiritual tank is empty.
Today's Challenge: Let’s pursue God with desperation. Nothing else in this world will satisfy. If you heart is cold towards God. Begin to pursue him. Begin to draw close to him. Ask him to rekindle the fire in your heart for God and his purpose. We don't have to wait for a crisis to become desperate for God.
- Why do people often wait until a crisis to reach out to God?
- How can we maintain a healthy desperation for God?
- What spiritual growth would happen in our lives is we earnestly sought after God?
Recommended Resource: Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
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