DAILY THOUGHT: GOD’S LONGINGS
When we genuinely long for God, we also long for what God wants.
God longs for the healing of our communities, of our relationships and of our lives. The big question always is: How do we give visibility to God’s longing where we are? Whenever we reach out to a stranger, get alongside someone who is grieving, listen to those who are rejected and seek to bring reconciliation where there is painful conflict and division, we make real the longings of God for a healed world, whether we speak about God or not.
We become visible signs of God’s longing for healing of our whole universe.
DAILY PRAYER REQUEST:
Lord, rekindle my longing for you.
Praying the daily prayer request. Pray it slowly, thoughtfully, expectantly.
In the quiet ask the Lord to bring into your mind some person or situation that needs healing. Once you are clear about this, ask the Lord to help you think creatively about how you can be a visible sign of God’s healing love in the next twenty-four hours.
Commit your thoughts to the Lord and ask for the Lord’s help and guidance in carrying out this intention.
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 to long for God courtesy of Mosaiek.