“God – you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.” Psalm 63.1
In moments of reflection, I keep coming back to the same point of awareness. I find that my personal sense of peace, happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment is only complete with I am drinking from God’s presence. Nothing else works! Nothing else substitutes! Nothing else even begins to light the room to fill the void.
One could assume that once a person reaches this awareness level their interest in exploring alternatives would change. I desperately wish this were true! I find myself repeating David’s walk, unable to learn from his lessons and experience. With good intentions deeply buried in my pockets, I search for ways to gain a personal sense of completeness. Yesterday I caught myself running away from my advice for a friend. The paradox brought me right to the ground.
As I look around, share life with friends, and work through people challenges at work, I find my problem mirrored in the lives of people around me. It could be comforting for some to know and understand how common and shared my response to God is. It could be but it is not. I do not ever want to be comfortable trying to satisfy my God thirst anywhere else but Calvary. I am 100% convinced of God’s unconditional acceptance, grace, and provision of love for my life and any one else who would like the same experience. God’s plan is sure! God’s plan is complete! God will quench the thirst of every person who asks for the ultimate experience in life.
Are mistakes the norm that one must come to accept? I do not need to accept anything other than perfection! I can step out each day knowing I am perfect because of wrap Jesus has laid on me.
What can I do about others and myself? First, pursue God to quench my thirst. Second, give away whatever God gives me knowing God will always fill and satisfy!