God calls David “…a man after mine own heart…”. (Acts 13:22) He was human but loved God and continually tried to serve Him. He had a zeal for God. He desired to be close to God.
Psalm 42:1-4 shows us David’s heart.
“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.” (Psalm 42:1-4)
Do we thirst for God? Can we survive without daily nourishment from God? Do we cry out day and night, “Where is my God?” Does our remembrance of Him make us joyful and full of praise?
If not, maybe God is challenging us to get closer to Him.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001