Pursuing the Heart of God
“Just as a deer longs for running streams, God, I long for you. I am thirsty for God, for the living God! When can I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:2-3, CJB).
“My soul desires you at night, my spirit in me seeks you at dawn…” (Isaiah 26:9, CJB).
We must first seek.
“‘When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me wholeheartedly; and I will let you find me,’ says Adonai” (Jeremiah 29:13-14, CJB).
“It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
“Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him!” (Job 26:14, NKJV).
Are we willing to do what it takes to know Him and to walk worthy of His name?
“When I found your words, I devoured them; your words made me glad, they gave me joy; because, Lord of Hosts, you had me bear your name” (Jeremiah 15:16, CJB).
Post written by Genesis Kimrey Harrington