Your Greatest Desire?
"Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I
desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the
strength of my heart and my portion forever." (Psalm 73:25-26)
How would you complete the following sentence?
My greatest desire is _______________. How you would truthfully fill
in that blank is the most telling thing about you! Certainly, there are
many things that can be desired...many good things. Joy, comfort, a
Asaph is not saying that he does not have other desires. He is saying
that his desire for God far surpasses any other longing. He recognized
that if his desire for the Lord was not far above anything else or anyone
else, those other desires were meaningless.
Only God can truly fulfill the longings of a human heart. Tozer writes
about the beautiful paradox of the joy of having God, yet always
wanting Him. Don't be satisfied with just "having God." Desire for
more of Him. Pursue Him to discover the depths of His majesty!
Scottish pastor Robert Murray M'Cheyne was one who pursued the Lord.
He wrote, "A believer longs after God: to come into His presence, to feel
His love, to feel near to Him in secret, to feel in the crowd that he is
nearer than all the creatures. Ah! dear brethren, have you ever tasted
this blessedness? There is greater rest and solace to be found in the
presence of God for one hour, than in an eternity of the presence of man."
Pursue the Risen Christ today. Make Him the longing of your heart. He will be the strength of your heart and your portion forever!