“Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.”
Our deepest desire is for intimacy — being fully known and fully loved. All of our hearts’ desires originate in our longing for intimacy with our Creator God. He has known us fully, since we were formed in our mothers’ womb. Our lives journey toward embracing the intimate love of our Lord. And, what He desires from us is our faithfulness, our delighting in Him, as He goes to extreme measures to love us.
Psalm 84:2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
In all of our striving to serve God, seek His will, and know His plans for our lives, we must remember that primarily God wants us to passionately pursue Him, to delight in Him above everything else, and to love Him with our whole hearts. King David was so in love with God that he spent significant time singing and crying out to His Father. His soul yearned for God’s presence. May our time, prayers, songs, thoughts, feelings, words, hopes and souls reflect a passionate pursuit of our Lord!
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
You can seek refuge in our mighty God, our Rock of Salvation. He is an impenetrable fortress that surrounds you with His power and guards your heart and mind with His peace. Picture God’s walls erected high and strong around your spirit. Know He is shielding you from enemy attacks of fear, anxiety, despair and hopelessness. He surrounds and indwells your spirit with His Spirit of peace, joy, love and hope. He is your place of safety forever.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.
Paul prays for God’s children to be wholly sanctified, His Spirit making holy, blameless and fit our immortal spirit through Christ, our intellect, our emotions, our will and our physical body. Through God’s faithfulness, we are made completely holy, led to repentance and purified by Christ’s sacrifice. Let us depend on the One who makes us holy and glorify Him with our whole being. Lord, lead us on the path of holiness by your Spirit. Amen!
Ephesians 3:17-19 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
How filling it is to pray and meditate on God’s deep love for us. Thank you, Father God, for your deep love. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for your deep love. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your deep love. Love that cradles, carries and covers us. Amen.
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
God’s Son and Spirit free us from the power of sin over our lives. We are free from the constant obsession to be self-sufficient, free from the enslavement of selfish thinking, free from the persistent evil that seeks to separate us from God. God is our Provider, Sustainer, and Loving Father! We are FREE as His children, graced with His abundant love so we can fulfill His calling to love and serve others! Our hearts are freed from the power of sin and filled with the power of God’s love! Hallelujah!