Continued Longing

 
“My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.”
Isaiah 26:9 (NIV)


Today, my prayer is that Isaiah 26:9 will be the cry of my heart.  I want to be a woman who longs for the Lord from the minute I wake up in the morning to the minute my head hits the pillow at night; even when I’m sleeping, I want my heart to long for more of the Lord.  

Praise God that He is more than able to satisfy our longings and quench our thirst, but I don’t ever want to be someone who thinks that I have experienced enough.  There is so much of God to discover and I never want to stop longing for more of Him.

Sometimes it’s so easy for me to think, “Okay, I said my prayers this morning and I read a short Bible verse, I think I’ve done my part for the day.”  Rather than incorporating the Lord into ten minutes of our day, we ought to have hearts that continually long for more of the Him—morning, noon, and night.   We should never stop desiring more of Him, because there is so much of the Lord to know and discover.   

Psalm 146:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.  He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.  The Lord watches over all who love him”  

Lord, I deeply desire more of You. Thank you for the way that You satisfy my heart. I pray that you would show me what it looks like to continually long for You.  There is so much of you to love and I pray that my heart will never stop crying our for more of You.  Lord, with all that I am, I long to love You.

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