“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you…” (Psalm 63:1)
That was king David, calling out to God in love and praise. Do you earnestly seek God? Does your soul truly thirst for Him? Far more than our gifts and our service, God desires an intimate relationship with His Children. But how many of us truly enjoy an intimate relationship with our Creator? Think of the intimate relationships that you do enjoy. It may be with your spouse, your children, a close friend or – perhaps – not a person but some thing – like your job. Whoever or whatever it is, how did you get there? The answer is surely the same – by spending a lot of time together. It doesn’t just happen. You spend serious time getting to know the other person; you listen to them; you talk to them. I go to the trilogy of Christian Stewardship – time, talents and treasure. Time (bible reading, prayer & meditation), talents (service) and treasure (gifts). Too many Christians devote their energies to talents and treasures when God desires our time. We are not saved by our works (service and gifts) but by grace (Eph 2:8-9). But the average Christian spends a hundred fold more time watching TV or reading the newspaper than studying God’s Word and in prayer. I pray that you will commit to investing more time in the most important relationship we have – our relationship with our Lord & Savior. Find a time and a place that works for you. It is the best investment you can ever make – one that pays dividends for eternity.
“He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Heb 11:6)