Are You Thirsty for God?

Today is ‘Confession Saturday’ for me. Well, that’s what I called it as I prayed to God earlier. I was washed in tears as I confessed to God that during this Christian journey, there have been times when He has been replaced on the throne of my heart.

What is mainly on your mind? What are you passionately pursuing that God has become secondary to? Do you realize that when God says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” (Exodus 20:3) he is speaking about any and everything from money, power, qualifications and position to beauty, spouses and children etc. It is possible to idolize so many things of the world and/or flesh.

Furthermore, there is nothing in this world or flesh we should want so badly that we literally yearn after it. I’ve been there and I can tell you that it was years of craving after it, but I didn’t see it like that. It was not until there was a clear indication from God that it was not His will for me that I received that revelation. I realized it had become a god to me. I wanted it badly and even prepared for it, but God said no. For a long time, I thought it was, “Not yet…wait.” Honestly, when I finally gripped it was “NO,” I was at peace and let go. It is no longer a desire of my heart. Thank you Jesus for deliverance!

I’m not saying we shouldn’t have goals in life – not at all – but certainly we shouldn’t become consumed with them. Nothing is worth losing our souls. The way we have passionately pursued certain things and/or people in life, we should pursue God even more. He is a “jealous God” (Exodus 20:5). He wants our attention. He wants my attention…your attention. We should be like David, panting after God like the deer panteth after the waterbrooks (Psalm 42:1). We should be thirsty for God!

I encourage you to re-evaluate your life and examine whether something or someone is taking the place of God, sitting up prim and proper on HIS throne. I say RIP IT DOWN TODAY!!! Nothing or nobody should ever come before God.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Growing in Christ,

Hadassah

2 thoughts on “Are You Thirsty for God?

  1. To God be the glory! Firstly, I admire what you are doing and agree that we are living in perilous times. And if we go by what the Word says, it will get worse. We must remain in the ark of safety and for those who are not in, they need to get in. This world and the flesh are temporal.

    Further, would you believe my song for worship this morning was, ‘Draw Me Nearer? God is certainly speaking. Praise ye the Lord! I feel the need to draw closer to Him through prayer and study of His Word – even moreso than before. It’s late and we must remember we are only passing through. We are to be good stewards of what God has given us, but we can’t take a thing with us. Naked we came. Naked we shall return. We have to wear the world and flesh loosely.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. Amen! I went to the prayer grotto by Trinity Church yesterday, the first time for several years. I usually pray to God several times a day at home. Yesterday was a sober and peaceful experience, no distractions.
    For the past year, and even more since hurricane Dorian, I am making an effort to do at least a partial fast a few times a week. We are living in serious and perilous times. My goal is to draw nearer to God and stay in the ark of safety.

    Have a bless day in God 🙏🙏🙏

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