I've started the year off with Jesus Calling as a place to start my quiet times. As usual, I'm behind the curve with my reading, and you've probably been reading it for years! This morning, the devotion spoke directly to where I am, and the scripture reference was perfect.
God is so good like that.
Psalm 42: 1-2 says, "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?"
Immediately my mind went to my high school days singing "As the deer panteth for the waters so my soul longeth after thee..." For years God used that song as my heart check.
Do I long for God that way?
Do I thirst for Him?
Is my soul satisfied with lesser things?
Do I wait with excitement for the moments that I'm alone with God?
Reading the scripture and singing the song this morning brought a fresh breeze blowing through my heart. Reminders of the "old days" when my relationship with Jesus was new and exciting brought a refresher to my current walk--a walk that is steadier but that I sometimes allow to go stale.
What keeps your relationship with Jesus fresh?