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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

desperate only for Him

What are we desperate for in our lives?  More money? More power? More prestige? The truth of the matter is that most of us are desperate for things that are temporal and unimportant. We think that all these material things will make us happy. We think that if we finally attain certain success in our careers or personal lives that we will finally be content. But have you ever noticed that the more we get the more we want? That enough is never enough? We always want more. We always desire something better. We will never reach a point of satisfaction in our personal lives if our aspirations are based on material and worldly things. Our contentment in this life has to be solely dependent upon the Lord.

If we are going to be desperate about anything it needs to be about a revival in our hearts. A real,  Holy Ghost revival that will change our lives in a very powerful way. Not a revival in the hearts of our spouses or our friends. Not a revival in the hearts of our children or even our churches. But a revival that begins deep in our own hearts. It has to start in our own selves with an intense thirst of our souls for life giving water.

Are you thirsty? We are possessors of a soul that cries out for something to quench that insatiable thirst of our spirits. Our souls cry out for water. Water that will saturate those dry places of need and desperation in our spirits. Life-giving water that only comes from our Lord. 

Are you hungry? Our souls ever hunger for the bread of life. We need to allow the Nourisher of our Souls to feed us with the precious Word of God. May we devour the scriptures that they might quell those hunger pangs that so often besiege us. 

We will never be all that God has purposed for us to be if we do not spend intimate time with Him. We must be spending time on our faces, bowed down low before Him, crying out for a filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We need to be desperately seeking to know Him fully. We need to never be satisfied with our walk but to be always striving for more. More of Him. More of His Word. More of His Presence. 

The only thing that will bring us pure and permanent contentment is Jesus. Nothing but Jesus will satisfy our intense thirst and hunger for fulfillment. Nothing. We need to be desperate for Him and only Him.

He is all we need.

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"Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again;
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give
him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall
give him shall be in him a well of water springing
up into everlasting life"
(John 4:13-14)

6 comments:

Yolanda said...

Nothing but the love of Jesus comes to my mind when I read this.....i love Him and i love you.

Cricket said...

I agree with Yolanda. You have a heart after Jesus and more of him. I ask if I can share this statement...I found it so powerful:

If we are going to be desperate about anything it needs to be about a revival in our hearts. A real, Holy Ghost revival that will change our lives in a very powerful way. Not a revival in the hearts of our spouses or our friends. Not a revival in the hearts of our children or even our churches. But a revival that begins deep in our own hearts. It has to start in our own selves with an intense thirst of our souls for life giving water.

Love you and your heart

John said...

A touching, inspiring post. Bless your heart. :)

Beth Ann Copes said...

This inspired me to make a " prayer palette ". I spend time in prayer but this would be a great reminder each day to check my humility barometer.
Pray for me as I finish memorizing the last 3 chapters of Ephesians as I will pray for your conquest of James .
I am thankful for my Godly pastor's wife.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Beth, I'm there, I desperately need to be changed by Him. It amazes me that I've held so much back, for so many years but I'm crying out to Him now. Girl, I pray that Lord will continue to pour out His words in your posts-please never stop writing because He always speaks to me here.
Sending lots of love, Noreen

Denise J. Hughes said...

"...the more we get the more we want..."

This is so true. I pray that I will only seek true-soul-satisfaction in Him alone. Beautiful post.