Go And Meet With God

The Prayer Filled Life - Day 75 - Psalm 42:1-2 - Go And Meet With God - Growing As Disciples

The Prayer Filled Life – Day 75 – Psalm 42:1-2 – Go And Meet With God – Growing As Disciples

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)

Thirsty

There is a thirst within me that only you can satisfy. How do you know this to be true? It took me quite a bit of time to realize that I had a thirst for you within me. It was difficult for me to identify what was missing in my life. Why did I have this emptiness within me, I wondered. Why did I feel like there was a void in the center of my being? I made the mistake of trying to fill that emptiness or void, that was within me, with all that the world had to offer. Comfort and pleasure did not fill my emptiness. Power or prestige or possessions did not satisfy my longing for something else or more or different. I had no idea of what I was longing for or what I really needed. But I was searching. I was seeking. I was looking around and crying out. You heard my cry. You answered my prayer. Yes, I did hear your cry and answer my prayer.

Now, I know something to be unquestionably true. What is that? One of the greatest, maybe the best of all gifts, that you have given to me is a thirst for you. Am I like a deer panting for water? Is that what my soul is like? Or am I more like a thirsty person crawling across a sun scorched desert floor in search of water? Both describe me. For that, I am thankful. For that, I am grateful. I know without a doubt that you have set me on fire with a desire to come to know and love and follow and serve you with all that is within me. My heart burns within me for you. Can there be a greater gift than that? No, I don’t think so. All I can say to you is, “Make me even thirstier for you. Fan the flame of my desire for you. Help me to come to know and love and follow and serve you with all that is within me.” This is my prayer. This is my desire. For these, I can take no credit. You have placed them within me. What you have said is true. I have placed these desires in you. I have made you thirsty for me. I have set you on fire with a passion to want to know me. Will I hear and answer these prayers and desires within you? Will I do for you, as you ask? Yes, I will, of this you can be certain Thank you, Lord.

Lord, it is true, I am like a deer panting for water. That is how my soul thirsts for you. What a great gift you have given to me. You have made me thirsty for you. I will go and meet with you. Satisfy my thirst for you. Help me to come to know you intimately. Amen

Key Question…  How has having an unquenchable thirst for God been a great gift to you?

Living It Out…  Go and meet with God so that He can satisfy the thirst you have for Him.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God will satisfy your thirst for Him as you go and meet with Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are coming to know God as you meet with Him.

Prayer To Bless Others…  Lord, how will you satisfy my thirst for you as I meet with you today?

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My Soul Thirsts For God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 167 - Psalm 42:1-2 - My Soul Thirsts For God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 167 – Psalm 42:1-2 – My Soul Thirsts For God – Growing As Disciples

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)  

Meet With You

That is what I will do. What will you do? I will come to meet with you. Why will you come to meet with me? That seems like an odd question for you to ask me. Why is that? You do want me to come to meet with you? Yes of course, I want you to come to meet with me. I want to hear why you want to come to meet with me. Well, first of all I thirst for you. What does that mean? I long to be in your presence. I want to come to rest before you. Is there something you need from me? Without a doubt, I need to be revived and refreshed and renewed and restored by you. I am weary. I am worn out. My life feels like a dry and dusty desert where there is no water. My heart and my mind and my life ache for you. I have an emptiness inside me that only you can fill. I can see that in you.

You have come to the right place. You have a good desire in you. What will you do when you come to meet with me? I will pour out my soul to you. I will talk with you about my life. I will remember all the good things that you have done for me. I will recall how you have been with me to help me. I will praise you for your goodness and kindness and mercy and love for me. What will happen to you as you remember what I have done for you? What will happen to you as you praise me with all your heart? What will happen to you as you pour out your heart to me? You will lift me up. You will take away the weight of discouragement that I feel in my soul. You will encourage me. You will give me hope and a future. You will restore to me the joy that I have in your salvation. You will give me new energy and enthusiasm to keep on following and serving you. You will fill my life with passion and purpose. You will be my rock. You will be my strength. You will be my deliverer. Yes, I will do all these things for you. Yes, I am all these things to you. I will place all my hope in you. That will be very good. 

Lord, I have been discouraged. I have been downcast. I have been defeated. I will place all my hope in you. I will thirst for you. I will allow you to revive, refresh, renew and restore my life. You are my rock. I will praise and thank you for all your goodness to me. Amen

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My Soul Thirsts For God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - Psalm 42:1-2 - My Soul Thirsts For God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – Psalm 42:1-2 – My Soul Thirsts For God – Growing As Disciples

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)

When

There is no more important question than the one that is before you. What question is that? When can you come to meet with me? When will you set aside a time and a place to come into my presence? We both know that you are tired. We both know that you are weary and worn out. We both know that your soul desperately needs to be revived, refreshed and restored. I know that you have a thirsty desire that only I can satisfy. You have an emptiness that only I can fill. You are thirsty for me. Your soul is panting for me. Do you think that I don’t know that I have a thirst that only you can satisfy? That’s a good question, for you to consider. I know you know that I can satisfy your thirst. It does not seem obvious to me that you are convinced in knowing that nothing else can satisfy your soul. Why do you say that?

If you knew that only I could satisfy your thirst wouldn’t you set aside a time and a place to meet with me? Wouldn’t you come to rest in my presence? Wouldn’t you allow me to speak into your heart and mind and soul and life? Wouldn’t you listen attentively to all that I had to say to you? Wouldn’t you carefully consider my every word? Wouldn’t meeting with me be the first and highest priority in your life? Wouldn’t our time together become something that never gets set aside? Wouldn’t our meeting together become as regular and consistent as clockwork? I do know that only you can refresh my soul and satisfy my thirst for you. All my meaning and hope and purpose come from you. You are my counselor and guide. You supply all my needs. You give me strength. You show me where you want me to go. You give me what you want me to do. Yes, I will listen attentively to you. Yes, I will carefully consider every one of your words. Yes, I will set aside a time and a place to meet with you. I will firmly establish the “when” I will come to meet with you. That question will not go unanswered because I know that you and you alone can refresh my soul and satisfy my thirst for you. Meeting with you will be the first and most important priority of my life. That will be very good.

Lord, I might as well be crawling across the desert floor under a blazing hot sun. You have made me thirsty for you. You have my full attention, love and devotion. I am consumed with thirsty desire that only you can and do satisfy. I will come to meet with you. Amen

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