"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." (Psalms 42:1)
The longer I am married to Daphne, the more I want to be with her. My wife brings peace and assurance into my life. It is so good to be with her. Our relationship is not a 50/50 partnership. It is 100% commitment from both of us.
Similarly, relationship with the Father requires an all out commitment to Him. He gave it all for us.
In marriage we constantly have to work at it. After all, our human nature tends to lean towards our selfish desires. It is the same in our relationship with God. The more we work at it, the more we will want to be with Him.
The chorus of one of Don Moen's songs puts it this way.
"A hungry heart is what I bring
To the table of my King
For there my soul is satisfied
With all the goodness He provides
Oh, all that I need is there by faith
The table is set with mercy and grace
So I come with a hungry heart"
Have a lovely day in the presence of our King.
Mike and Daphne