“As the deer pants for the streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”
Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)

Yesterday I was running through my neighborhood, which I can assure you does not happen very often, and I became so thirsty (probably due to my lack of running) and all I could do was think about a tall, cold glass of water. As I continued to run, I started running faster, because I knew that the faster I made it home, the faster I could drink some water and I wouldn’t be satisfied until I had something to drink.

In the middle of all of this, the lyrics to the worship song “As the Deer” came into my head, “As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after You; You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship Thee.”  At that point, I felt the Lord speak to my heart and say, “This is how you should long and thirst for me.”

 I want to be a woman who hungers, thirsts, and longs for more of God.  I want to stop at nothing until He is the only thing fully satisfying me.  He is all that I need, and He is more than willing and able to satisfy the longings of my heart.  Just like we can’t live without water, we can’t fully live a satisfied life without the Lord.  Today, may He be all we long for!

Lord, you alone are my heart’s desire and I long for more of you.  Lord, you are all I need.  I pray that I will be a woman who hungers and thirsts for more of you.  Only you can quench the longing of my heart.  Thank you for the way you satisfy the desires of my heart