Prayer posted April 24, 2011

Dedicated to: All servicemen and families
Posted by: Joyce Clasen in La Palma, CA
Prayer: LONGING FOR GOD The Bible talks about having a great desire, a longing for God. In Psalm 42:1 the writer expresses it this way: As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my heart or you O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Have you ever been so thirsty that there was nothing else on your mind but finding water? What would you give just then for a few drops of cool, clear water. The longing for God comes from deep inside. There is a strong desire and a priority of heart and mind. That is what thirst for God is like. It has been said that inside every person is an emptiness that only God can fill. It is a yearning for knowing your Lord, your Maker. When you find that God loves you, there is comfort, peace, warmth, and deep joy. The assurance of protection and the presence of God brings you to the point of wanting more and more. Time spent with God gives you strength for each day. One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: that I may dwell in the House of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4 Are you ready for more of the LORD? Do you desire to be filled with all the fullness of God? Are you willing to receive wisdom and revelation from God? Then the eyes of your understanding will be opened to hope, glory and power - all part of the package of knowing and understanding how much God loves you. The word of God, the Bible, will have new meaning for you. (Ephesians 1:17-19) O God You are my God Early will I seek You, My soul thirsts for You My flesh longs for You… So I have looked for you in the sanctuary To see Your power and Your glory. Psalm 63:1,2 When you are ready, God is waiting for you. He will meet you and fill you. He has promised that if you seek Him with all your heart you will surely find Him. Joyfully, Joyce
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