Wanting to Know God

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before Him? Day and night I have only tears for food, while my enemies continually taunt me, saying, “Where is this God of yours?” My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: I walked among the crowds of worshippers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration! Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—my Savior and my God! [Psalm 42:1-5, NLT] 

Holy Spirit, I desire You just like Moses when he said, “Look, You have told me, ‘Lead this people up,’ but you have not let me know whom You will send with me. Now if I have indeed found favor with You, please teach me Your ways, and I will know You, so that I find favor with You.” [Exodus 33:12&13] In the New Testament Jesus told us: But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So, in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so, you will be My disciples. [Matthew 6:33&34; Matthew 7:7-12; John 14:16-17 NKJV; John 15:7&8] 

Holy Spirit I come and ask that You open my eyes so that I may see Your ways, learn, understand, and then live Your will. I seek my ears and heart to hear You when You speak as You walk with me each day. Help my mind to be renewed to the point that all I can focus on is what is good and righteous. Help me to stand strong in the blessing of Your truth and help my faith to be a steady growing seed that becomes a tree planted by the water growing to bear fruit for the world to learn who You are.  

I thank my God always concerning the grace of God which was given to me by Christ Jesus, that I am enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in me, so that I come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm me to the end, that I may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom I am called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [1Corinthians 1:4-9]