Desperate for Jesus
We are back in Florida, visiting our daughter and her family. We arrived last night and of course we were excited to get caught up with them. We talked till late and went to bed. We had a full day today and suddenly it hit me...I began to feel some anxiety, but I couldn't understand why. We were having a good time hanging out with our family...yet... where was this anxious feeling coming from?
Suddenly, I felt a desperation for the presence of God. I told my family I had to get home and spend time with Jesus. My normal routine is to have special time with Him in the evenings, but last night I missed it!
You see, the greatest part of my life is my time spent in the Secret Place. I'm refreshed, strengthened and equipped there. It's where the broken pieces of my day are put back together, I'm held tight and healed of every wound. Without that intimate time with Him... I'm undone...I feel incomplete. My Jesus waits for me there, His love melts my heart, it's incredible and completely ravishing. Why wouldn't we desire time with our Savior and Bride Groom? It's the marvelous privilege of our Salvation.
I'm convinced that many have become so accustomed to the anxious feelings of their distance from God that they don't even realize the reason. There's medication that's given for them to cope, but it's a patch, a band aid covering what really ails them. It's their separation anxiety that needs to be dealt with and it's really as simple as prioritizing your time, setting some aside and closing the door to everything that distracts you from giving Him your complete attention. He alone is your source of peace. His presence is so soothing and whether you know it or not, it's what your soul is longing for.
Don't put it off any longer! Seek Jesus with passion and desperation... He's waiting for you!
Matthew 6:6 (NLT) But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV) He who dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
Psalm 18:1-2 I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT) If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.