Today from 12th and Maine
by Josh Vahle
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalms 63:1
I wish my soul thirsted more for God, both in easier times and more difficult times. Sometimes I just find myself being apathetic or primarily focused on strategies of how I myself can quench my own thirst, through my own efforts and drinking of the broken cisterns of polluted water from the world, the flesh, and the devil. God says here that I need to grow in choosing to earnestly seek Him…and Hebrews 12 says that God “rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Try to set aside some time this week to just “earnestly seek God.” See what happens. You might be surprised.
God, give us more Grace. Make us thirst for You. And then in our earnestly seeking You, quench our thirst with knowing Jesus and being known by Jesus. Amen.