“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek 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. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your arms I will lift up my hands.” (Psalm 63:1-4)
David was there in the desert. He had fled from the throne. He left his possessions and wives behind him. His own son whom he loved was attempting to kill him. And yet in all of this, David wasn’t seeking for any of those things to fill the vacuum of his life. He wasn’t praying, “O God, give me my wives back. Give me my palace back. Give me my kingdom back. But rather, he prayed, “I shall seek YOU”; “my soul thirsts for YOU”; my flesh yearns for YOU”;” YOUR love is better than life.”
The fact is; it’s easy to fill our lives with things other than God. Some may in fact be good things, work, hobbies, family and friends. But those things were not designed to take priority in our heart.
What about the things like; fear, worry, stress, laziness, comparison. You drink and drink and drink from these lies and you become full. But only for a moment, because you will always want more, yet you’ll always remain thirsty. God created us to want more but he created us to want more of him!
Find a time today to seek your Heavenly Father as he waits patiently to hear from his son/daughter.