As I was driving in the car yesterday morning, I was halted by this single reality: God is the most important thing. All the questions, desires and requests I had been asking Him that morning suddenly just—stopped. And this question came instead: Do you want God, for God? Or for what He can give you?
It’s a question I haven’t answered since I was in the midst of barrenness two years ago.
Do you want God, just for God?
How rarely I get up early just to go sit in His presence. Just to be with Him. Just to desire Him for Him.
This morning I read Psalm 63.
And it was so simple.
My soul thirsts for you. My flesh faints for you. My soul clings to you.
Often my desire for God is combined with a thousand other requests and petitions. Which is good. I really believe my God can answer every one. But sometimes in the midst of those “requests,” I lose my desire just for Him. Alone.
I no longer realize His preciousness.
To those who feel empty…you were made for God.
You were created to worship God. Not His world, not His gifts…but God Himself.
God is the most important thing.
So throw off the sin, and distractions, and desires that so easily entangle. And run. To God. For God.
“Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” Psalm 63:3