… for You.
I am in the midst of wilderness. Losing everything that I had valued. There is a thirst in me, a thirst to regain everything I have lost. And, it is not easy for me to have faith in God during this toughest time. Finally, somehow, by His grace, I am able to call unto Him, with faith, saying, “O God, You are my God; I will seek You early in the morning.”
Now, when I seek the presence of the LORD early in the morning, the LORD is there according to His promise. This is the time for me to ask Him what I want, whatever I want. This is the moment I was waiting for… in this wilderness. I need to ask the LORD to bless me more. I need to ask Him for prosperity, for good health, success, joy, peace of mind, happiness,… the list goes on and on. I even started to tell Him, “My soul thirsts….”, but I could not tell Him about everything that I have wanted.
Why? Why could I not tell my God about all those things that I needed from Him? Why is my tongue-tied? Don’t I need all those things in my life right now? Yes, I do need all those things right now, like yesterday. Doesn’t my soul yearn for all those things? Yes, 24/7, these are the things that I have been yearning for so long… yet, when that right moment has come, when the LORD has blessed me with His presence, I am not able to ask any of them. Why?
Now, I understand. I am looking at the LORD in all His glorious splendor. As God is enthroned in His mighty throne and looks at me, I am not able to see the wilderness around me. I can’t think of all those things that are missing in this world. Because, the One who is seated in His majesty has captured my mind.
The eyes that are filled with grace, oh my, those gracious eyes fill my heart with so much love and warmth. The beautiful smile in His lips makes me smile too. The radiance of His face has made my face radiant. There is something so calm and serene about the way the King of kings is looking at me, and suddenly I am filled with a serenity I have never heard of before.
I suddenly realize that there is nothing on this earth that I want, when the LORD Almighty Himself is my Shepherd. That all the blessings on this world is not good enough for what I am experiencing right now. And most importantly, I realize that whatever blessings I need, blessings I want are in Him… and there are even more blessings with Him, blessings I have never known to exist.
Wait, the King is speaking. My Heavenly Father is asking me something… The LORD God is asking, “My dear child, you were saying that your soul thirst… for what? Tell me and whatever you want, I shall give you at this moment.”
There is no hint of sarcasm in His loving eyes. The LORD God is sincere and faithful as always. So, I know that if I ask for anything, I will get it. So, I open my mouth and with a sincere heart, I asked Him the one thing that I need most in my life – something that I didn’t know that I needed till now. As the words blurt out of my mouth, I see my King smiling happily at me. I can see that my heavenly Father is filled with joy by what I asked. My heart, in turn, is happy and filled with joy unspeakable. Now, I know my life is really blessed, blessed forever and ever. Amen. For, all I asked my heavenly Father is:
“O God, my loving Father, the King of kings, my soul thirsts for YOU.” – Psalm 63:1
|Joshua 24:15“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.””
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