Day 17: What my heart longs for…

In her song “Presence”, Kathryn Scott share these words….

You are all my heart longs for

The treasure and the hunger

I’ve tasted and I must have more

Of Your presence, Lord.

You call me deeper than before

I’m falling further into You God.

You are just so beautiful

I love Your presence, Lord.

Every time I sing this song, it soothes my soul.  It refocuses me.  Because truly, this is the longing of my heart.  To know God and to be known by Him.

In the rush that is life, it can be hard to prioritize and slow down.  The demands are many.  But the longer we go without feeding our soul, the greater the longing in our hearts becomes.

And that can be dangerous.  Because it’s really easy to fill that longing with other things in our rush.

But slow down and be still.  Your heart does long for God just as He longs for you to come to him.  Take time to be with Him.  To be totally in awe of his presence as you look around and see His good work.  To revel in the detail with which is plans your life.  To know that you know that you know that you are truly loved.  Well loved.  Held in His hand.

And all that is right now.  Not some day when you’re good enough.  No, right now.  Because you are enough, by the shed blood of Christ.  And that won’t change.

Your heart longs for God.  Come to him and be restored.  Refreshed.  Renewed.

Just come.


P.S.  Just in case you’d like to hear this beautiful song as well…

This post is written in conjunction with the #Write31days Challenge and linked up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday crew here and Nester Smith’s friends here.

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