DAILY THOUGHT: ACTIVE LONGING
In our Biblical passage for the week, when the disciples tell Jesus what they want, he instructs them, “Come and see.” Notice that once they have expressed their longing, he invites them to follow up on their asking with some deliberate action. They need to do something. There is a lesson in this for us when we ask God to rekindle our longing. Asking by itself is not enough. Few things obstruct progress more in our journey with God than mere passivity. We must also “come and see’ by taking whatever necessary action we must do to follow up on our longing for God.
DAILY PRAYER REQUEST:
Lord, rekindle my longing for you.
Pray the daily prayer request. Read once more the Biblical passage for the week (John 1:35–39). Allow this passage to help you again to engage with the Lord around your deep longings. Today think especially about one thing you can do in order to show that you are taking your longing with real seriousness. Talk with the Lord about this and seek to put into practice whatever it is, as soon as it becomes possible to do so.
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” 39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
This Lent is for longing devotional of active longing courtesy of Mosaiek.