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My Heart’s Desire

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1 ESV

I want it to be my heart’s desire to want to know God more. I sincerely want to want that.

Do you remember the song, As the Deer? Such beautiful words and condition of total surrender of heart.

“You alone are my strength, my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee

You’re my friend
And You are my brother
Even though You are a King
I love You more than any other
So much more than anything

I want You more than gold or silver
Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye”

I ask myself these questions. Why is it so difficult? Why do I not put Him first. Why is my walk so lukewarm most of the time? Why can I not stay focused on Him?

He is so worthy.

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11 (ESV)

I have a poor excuse. Life gets in the way and I don’t take time with Him. I don’t take time to sit at His feet and listen. I forget how awesome He is. I forget His Majesty.

My heart needs to put Him first. Time in His Presence is what I need. I want to hang on His every Word. I want Him to be my heart’s desire.

Sitting by the ocean watching the waves calms my soul and helps me to focus on the Majesty of God. I’m working on making Him the desire of my heart. How about you?

A beautiful day by the Ocean in Aruba

As the Deer written by Martin J. Nystrom. As the Deer lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Capitol Christian Music Group

Spending Time with God

Spending time alone with You, God is essential to my well being.

I need that time to shift my focus from myself to You, Lord. So many times I am consumed by my own agenda…

I don’t have to make it such a big plan about meeting with You that it overwhelms me and I don’t set apart some time. It needs to be THE desire of my heart…it is not an option but a necessity.

I wish to talk to You about what is happening in my life and ask for Your guidance & direction…as a daughter would go to her Dad for guidance.

Why does it seem so hard to do…when it really should not be? I know it takes commitment and practice…however the benefits are astounding! Every step I take toward You, You take many toward me.

You help me make choices & correct my errors in ways that I could only dream of. My pile of mess becomes a beautiful master piece with your input.

Commit & Practice…a little bit each day. I can do it!

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