The past week I’ve been thinking about what it means to desire God, to seek him every day of every hour. As a Christian since young, Christian topics and the doctrines have always been ingrained into my head, however I often forget about simply making God the epicentre of my life as I try to use my own skills and knowledge to dictate it. I started to realise that ultimately, choosing not to seek him will lead me nowhere, I would never be satisfied by chasing after worldly things and leaving God and his mission as a side quest.
But the Bible always talks about how important it is to rely on God, to love him and to desire him.
John 3:36 says: “Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
The Bible is full of imagery of hungering and thirsting for God and his providence. From the woman at the well to Jesus’s temptations by Satan, we see that as long as we rely on Jesus, on God’s word, we will never hunger or thirst. It is a promise from God that those who believe in him will never feel unsatisfied. With it comes an intrinsic joy to know that the most powerful being in the universe is on your side. By choosing to desire him daily, I’m reminded less of what I think is best for me and more of what God would want me to do.
I admit it was in times of crisis that this will speak to me most, but I must remember that even in times of peace, I cannot take for granted the responsibility I have to desire him as a born again Christian. Renewing my covenant has to be a daily process, a daily step in the right direction to pray more, to love more, to step out of my comfort zone to do what is right in the eyes of God. It is a challenge but I believe through a process of longing for the Father, we can find that peace at the end of the day.