Thirst for God
Bible Reading: Psalms 27
We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry it out.
We may have started out going to God for the sake of what he could do for us, namely, freeing us from the power and effects of addiction. Now we may be surprised to find that we're going to God out of a desire to be near someone who is wonderful, who loves us completely.
King David gave us a glimpse into his relationship with God, saying, "The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music" (Psalm 27:4-6).
David found great joy by improving his conscious contact with God. God is always there, but we're not always aware of his presence. When we began to go to God to get what we needed, we grew more and more attracted to him. But when we begin to focus on getting to know God as an end in itself, we will discover that he will slowly and surely give us our hearts' desires. Then we will see that he can be trusted with every area of our lives.
We should run to God every day—even on the best of days!
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.