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
Key Question… How has God revived and refreshed and renewed and restored your soul as you thirsted for Him?
Living It Out… Thirst for God so your soul can be satisfied by Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will satisfy your soul as you continue to thirst for Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has satisfied your soul when you have thirsted for Him.
Prayer To Bless Others… May your soul thirst for God so you can be refreshed, revived, restored and renewed by Him.
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