“I stretch forth my hands unto Thee: My soul thirsteth after Thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.” Psalm‬ ‭143:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬. The psalmist was at a place in his life where he knew that nothing or no one in this world could satisfy the longing of his soul. He was facing spiritual battles where no one else could bring the help his heart needed and desired. His soul was reaching Heavenward because he had found that only God could be his satisfying Portion. And thank God, he knew where to look for help. But we should ask ourselves, where is this intense desire for God in our generation? Where are the souls who are hungering and thirsting after God more than anything in this world? Today, it seems that most religious people are smug and satisfied with their form of religion and want no more. Far too often we go through our motions and are content that we have done enough. We read, sing our songs and listen to sermons and then pat ourselves on the back thinking that we are doing well. All while God waits for us to desire Him! Do we ever pause to realize that God wants us to desire more of Him? May God’s Spirit fan the flame of holy desire within our hearts until we hunger and thirst for Him above all else.

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