Spiritual Craving

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Awaken to God’s intimate Presence

Psalm 84:3

My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord. My heart and flesh cry out for the living God.

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This is profoundly true but most people are probably quite unaware of it.

Everyone knows they are yearningpining for something. Our hearts and flesh are crying out for satisfaction.

Isn’t this true for you?

The problem is that most people try to fulfill this yearning and longing with the three “P’s”: possessions, power and prestige. These things will only satisfy the constant craving temporarily before the yearning returns.

That’s because the yearning isn’t for something physical, emotional or psychological…but for something spiritual.

God made each of us with a yearning that only God can fill…or should I say, only “Love” can fill? When we empty ourselves of our egos’ desires…God has the opportunity to fill us.

When we die to our ego’s demands…we paradoxically find our true selves.

This usually only happens through great love or great suffering. Otherwise, our egos remain firmly in control. One way to practice this “dying to self” is through contemplative prayer. Try sitting in silence and making each moment an exercise in letting go.

God is as close as your very breath.

Take a few minutes to simply be silent and be aware of your breathing.

Slow down.

Stop.

Listen.

Meet the living God.

See what happens.

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Remember…God loves you!

 

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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