“The way to maintain a passion for His presence is to be in His presence often. His presence is addictive. The more we experience Him, the more we want.”
Years ago, when I first began dating Bernie, I knew there was something different about him, because I always wanted to be with him. Usually when it came to boys, I was over it after about 2-3 months, but for some reason, Bernie managed to last. Never before had I wanted to spend so much time with one person and the more time I spent with him, the more I was drawn to him. I even gave up watching The Bachelor to hang out with him, and that is NOT something I freely sacrifice. If that’s not real love, I don’t know what is.
Why he decided to spend the rest of his life with me, I’m still not sure, but even now, I love soaking up every minute with him. Now, we get watch The Bachelor together…yes, Bernie is a lucky man.
If we allow God the opportunity, I believe we can experience something similar. The more time we’re with Him, the more we want to be with Him. Stormie Omartin says, “His presence is addictive.” Once we begin experiencing Him in deep and real ways, we can’t get enough. We want to be with Him even more. The more we are with Him, the more we enjoy Him—knowing Him becomes our heart’s desire.
“You will show me the path of LIFE;
In Your presence is fullness of JOY;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
“God – you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you!”
Psalm 63:1 (The Message)