Ps 63:1 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.

David is in a growth spurt with God. He has no choice; he is in the wilderness of Judah and is intensely lonely. All he wants, body and soul is to be close to God. All great men and women of God have had this desire. However, it is when we are completely and utterly alone (physically, emotionally or spiritually) and completely dependent on God, that we have an “ah ha moment”. That moment leads us to the knowledge that time spent with God is more important than what we do for God.

Serving God is important and God blesses each of us accordingly but serving God is different for every Christian. The key is maintaining a balance between doing for God and being with God. When we maintain a special closeness to God, people will notice. Personally, I become more loving, which in turn makes it easier to do more for others. Being in God’s presence frees me to be more like him.

If we, as Christians, coast through life barely surviving spiritually we will have emotional earthquakes. God allows crisis so we will spend the extra time with him, probably on our knees. Then the emptiness in our hearts opens our souls for God to fill.

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