The Desire for God
All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
ECCLESIASTES 1:8-9 (NIV)
No verses better describe the plight of a person without God in his or her life than Ecclesiastes 1:8-9. Such a person is bored and itching for something more. But earth can never satisfy; it can never keep its promises.
It’s strange how people are bent on mad pursuit, making the same mistakes every day, hoping that life will someday reveal an answer, even though the experiences of most have taught them otherwise. Why do people keep seeking and pushing past the boredom? Because people have to.
Our seeking is a response to the stirring of a fundamental need that simply must be satisfied – our need for God. Every desire, longing, aspiration, hunger and thirst is no less than a desire for God.
JONI EARECKSON TADA
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water
will soon become thirsty again.
But those who drink the water I give
will never be thirsty again.
It becomes a fresh bubbling spring within them,
giving them eternal life.”
JOHN 4:13-14 (NLT)
On the journey with you,