Experience teaches us that anyone who gets involved in any work without a wholehearted commitment will only achieve poor results. Whether in marriage, business or sports true success is achieved when we pursue our desires with passionate commitment. This rule also applies to our walk with God and prayer life. God expects us to seek Him with passion and intensity. We cannot be passive about the Lord and expect Him to be active in our lives.
_As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. Psalm 42:1_
Normally when people are in deep trouble, they ‘crisis-manage’ their prayer life. All of a sudden they shift into a high gear – they buy new bibles, attend prayer meetings and start fasting with frenzy. Instantly, they get transformed from lukewarm Christians into active ‘prayer warriors’. All of that is a show to impress God about their seriousness so that their case will be fast-tracked by heaven. This kind of frenzied action is not the same as passion because true passion for God is constant in all seasons. It does not wait to manifest in a crisis.
People who are not consistent in the walk with the Lord forget that staying in the Lord’s presence is far more valuable than just receiving a miracle from Him. He can help us with a miracle when we need one but His greatest desire is to spend time in His presence. God wants us to seek Him first before we seek for the things that He can offer us. He wants us to love Him first before we love the things that He blesses us with. He wants us to talk with Him when we have no need and just enjoy a time of visitation with Him.
Lord, you are my greatest desire and the love of my heart.
Scriptural Reading: Psalm 42:1-11
By: Mensa Otabil