Do you feel far from god?
Adapted from Greg Laurie Devotional
God wants us to have a desperate hunger for righteousness, a real passion for spiritual things. The writer of Psalm 42 described it this way: “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (verses 1–2 NKJV).
When the prodigal son was hungry, the Bible tells us that he turned to his father: “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father’” (Luke 15:17–18 NKJV).
In the same way, only God can satisfy the spiritual thirst deep within our souls. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35 NKJV).
Only God can satisfy our spiritual hunger and thirst. Do you starve for a holy life? Do you hunger for the best that God has in store for you?
Here’s a little secret you need to know: If you live for happiness, you’ll never find it. But if you instead channel your energy into being holy, you’ll be happy. Holy people are happy people because happiness is a fringe benefit of holiness.
Take a step back to the Father and rejoice in the hope you have in Jesus.