My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
A little while back, my wife and I had the hair-brained idea of finding a cheap tract of land in the NC Mountains where we could eventually build a tiny retreat for family and friends, but that initial dream has recently led to tiresome ten-hour roundtrips, laborious conversations with contractors, and more sightings of dirt and trees than I care to process. Right now, my thoughts are as twisty as a mountain road, and I haven’t slept well for a while. But, ashamedly, my yearning hasn’t exactly been of the Isaiah 26:9 sort. Sure, I’ve sought God every day for wisdom and I’ve earnestly prayed for His direction; but He’s still been peripheral. He’s beside me, not before me. It’s like I can hear His footsteps; I can even hear His voice; but I can’t really see Him because I keep looking past Him.
Christian, today, let’s not be content with a quick glance at the Word and a quick morning prayer before we head off to something else. Let’s really seek the Lord, from early in the morning till late into the night. After all, at the end of the day, isn’t He what we’re really yearning for?