DAILY THOUGHT: THE ECHO WITHIN
Perhaps the most important thing we can say about our longing for God is that it is an echo within of God’s longing for us. There is in God’s heart a passionate longing for each one of us that nothing can take away.
All our reaching out for God, all our hoping to know God, all our desires to be with God, all these things are there because of God’s longing to be in intimate friendship with us.
Whenever we find ourselves wanting to start again with God, the place we begin is the awareness that the Spirit of God has been at work in our lives wooing us back into intimacy with God again.
Pray the daily prayer request.
In your quiet time today, consider God’s longing for you. Think about it in these words from the Bible: “Long before God laid down the earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.
Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. What pleasure he took in planning this. He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved son” (Ephesians 1:4–5 The Message).
Can you sense God’s longing?
Share your response with God as these words touch your heart and mind.
DAILY PRAYER REQUEST:
Lord, rekindle my longing for you.
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.
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. 5 He predestined us for adoption to sonship –
This Lent is for longing devotional of the echo within courtesy of Mosaiek.