I Earnestly Seek Thee… Or Do I?
Today I was resting in Psalm 63, and verse one particularly stood out to me, and so I thought I would share a little bit about what the Lord has done in my heart through it and revealed to me in the process.
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;Psalm 63:1
- Sometimes we do not “earnestly seek”
It occurred to me early on into my Christian life that my soul is not always thirsting for the Lord, and although it was an easy realization for me, that is not always the case. I am positive that we can passively be seeking the things of the flesh with little to no regard for Christ and what he has done for us. (Now, I do believe that a true Christian by God’s grace will be pulled out of this state) So I would recommend making it a daily prayer, ask the Lord if you/I am earnestly seeking him.
However, for some of us it was an easy realization, that we have allowed our laziness or apathy take us over in our disregard for the Lord, but what do we do? How should we respond?
- In Prayer
- In Scripture
- In Fellowship
These are three primary things that God has given to believers to not only help us in our walk, but are required… yes required for a thriving relationship with the Lord. Matter of fact, in most cases the reasons we are lacking in motivation, is because we are neglecting one if not all of these things.
2. Being thirsty is uncomfortable
Has there ever been a time where you had been thirsty, and said, “Wow, I really love the state I’m in now, I am as comfortable as can be!” No… If you are a normal human being then you will desire to find something to drink, you may even go outside of your normal routine to get yourself something to drink.
Pursuing the Lord is challenging, it requires perseverance, dedication, and motivation. That is the point, the point is to understand your thirst and to go to the proper source to quench it. If you are dehydrated you are not going to drink salt water… and if you do you are going to more than likely die, or make the dehydration a whole lot worst. Any smart person would go and drink fresh water, that is because it will quench that thirst.
A lot of times Christians like to drink salt water, and chase after the things that we think may satisfy us. Jobs, money, fame, status, and yet we are causing ourselves to suffer more, because we are trying to quench our spiritual thirst with salt water, rather than the fresh spring of water that Jesus provides.
This week examine your life, see what areas you are being lazy in, not earnestly seeking the Lord. Ask God to reveal those areas to you this week, and ask the Lord to provide you with the water that never fails, and to help you realize that salt water sucks to drink… Like don’t do it.