O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you.My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.
Do you love God or just the idea of God? Is your time spent in prayer or reading God’s word a chore or something you look forward to? Many times we can allow the daily noise to drown out our relationship with God or minimise its importance.
In his book “God is the Gospel”, John Piper wrote, “The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?”
Being wrapped in Jesus’ arms and hearing, “Well done my good and faithful servant,” should be the end goal for those who believe.