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The Deepest Yearning of Your Heart

Isaiah 26:9 At night my soul longs to be with you, and the spirit in me wants to be with you at the dawn of every new day.

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The other morning, I stopped for a break around eight o’clock and I realised that I’d spent time on a call to the US, another to Canada, responded to an email from the UK, and yet another from Europe, and dealt with some issues with our team in Africa. All from my study desk before eight in the morning!

As I sipped on a cup of coffee, I thought to myself, this is bizarre! I mean, I remember my grandfather telling me about the house he grew up in during the late 1800’s in Romania: instead of glass in the windows, they had animal skins.

The world’s changed enormously. Technology has revolutionised the way we live, and yet deep down in our hearts – in that place where we dream – honestly, I don’t thing much has changed at all.

There’s still a hunger, a yearning, for something more. There must be more to life than just racing around doing all this stuff!

At night my soul longs to be with you, and the spirit in me wants to be with you at the dawn of every new day. (Isaiah 26:9)

It’s so easy for us to allow the day-to-day realities of life, to crowd out the deepest yearnings of our heart. But in those quiet, still moments, that inner emptiness, that inner longing for God, is as plain as day. It’s unmistakable, undeniable.

A.W. Tozer once wrote:

I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.

Yearn for God.

That’s His Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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