I did it again this morning.
I ate breakfast in front of the morning news, flipped open my netbook, dropped in on Facebook, answered an e-mail and settled in to write this blog post.
It was then the Lord gently tapped me on the shoulder and said “Yes?”
Didn’t I just say “Yes” to him on Monday — on that day of fresh starts and new beginnings?
Yes, God. I’ll kneel before You first this morning and every morning. Before I kneel at the altar of the World, I’ll be at your feet, seeking your face.
Yes, God. I want yours to be the first voice I hear every day, the first opinion I pick up, the only wisdom I’ll need to point me in the right direction.
Yes, Father. I desire to know you BEST, better than my best friend, my favorite blogger or the funniest animal videos on the Worldwide Web.
Was that “yes” a lie, an empty promise, wistful thinking? Or was it a response to a hunger in my soul that I know only God can satisfy?
“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.” Isaiah 61:10
God created me for “yes”. My devotions from Charles Stanley today remind me that “humans are designed to derive joy and fulfillment from being in God’s presence.”
I said “yes” again today to joy and fulfillment, and I pray that tomorrow the Lord won’t have to remind me of my promises.
Over the past several months, I have been praying prayers penned by Steven James in his book “A Heart Exposed”. I’ll share one with you today:
Bread of Life, you are full of promises; I’ve heard them echo deep within me: longings and dreams for a better day, a brighter day. This world, stunning though it is, doesn’t satisfy the part of me that’s the most hungry.
Eternity calls to me, transcendence tugs at me, and wonder whispers to me whenever I hear your story.
I have a nagging thirst for more than this world can provide.
Free all the heavenly longings encased in the stony prison of my heart.
Sharing thoughts today at Five Minute Friday.