Day 12: Love Of My Life
Published on 16 October 2015
The bridge of the song “Love of My Life” has the lyrics “I don’t want anything else, Lord I’m hungry for You, You are the One that I want, Lord I’m longing for You”.
God loves when we are desperate for more of Him, as He cannot help but respond. When we are so desperately in love with Him, when He is truly the love of our life, He responds by revealing more of Himself to us.
In the Psalms we see a great example of a man who went after God’s own heart. David was so hungry for more of God that we read about how he endlessly cried out to God in every season of his life - the good, the bad, and everything in between. He cried out to God when he felt him near and could clearly hear His voice, but he also cried out to God when he didn’t feel like it and felt that God was far away.
Can you imagine calling out to God at the top of your lungs, “Be good to me! Answer me!”? Maybe this is something that you have done before. Maybe it was in anger and frustration, or maybe it was a plea and cry for help. Today, try crying out to Him from a different perspective - let your heart cry out as one that is deeply in love with its Saviour. Let the love of Jesus revolutionise the way you talk to Him.
The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.
Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Do not turn your back on me.
Do not reject your servant in anger.
You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
O God of my salvation!
Psalms 27:4-9 (NLT)
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