The desire for more of God can be overwhelming at times.
Why does this yearning stir us to search for him?
Why do our hearts lurch, and cry “YES!” at the phrase ‘Deep calls to deep“?
Why is there any desire for more of him?
Because he has made us and we are his.
He has planted that deep hunger in our hearts in the first place, so how can he resist it when it starts to provoke us to go after him? Why would he want to?
We can long for the Lord so much so that we know what it is for everything in us to cry out, “Let me see you or I’ll die!”
Yet, for now we don’t see him, not how we’d like to, but he does promise us this,
“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
John 14:21, 23.
Intimacy with our Papa God is a precious reality, we can know and experience it whether we are worn down by life or experiencing the giddy heights.
Loving him, worshipping him with all we are, seeking his face, longing to know his heart for others, we will come to a deeper experience of knowing him, here and now.
His response to our longing for more of him is often to send someone, perhaps a preacher, a poet, or a prophet, to bring a message in such a way as speaks kindly and personally, and reveals more of his Father heart.
At such a time it is only possible to accept that he heard our cry and responded.
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”