“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.” Psalms 42:1
Love is a passion. Love brings out this deep longing such that you can never fight against. Someone once said that love intoxicates just like alcohol and I agree with this.
When you are in love, you desire to be with that person, you develop this yearning and the inexplicable thirsty that is capable of rendering you paralyze to obey your partner.
I would want you to compare this with your relationship with God. When you are in love, I mean truly in love with God, your soul will yearn and pants for him.
Think of the deer, when it’s thirsty, it thinks of nothing else than water. Its soul pants unstoppable for water until it gets it.
Make your soul pants for God more than ever. David the psalmist says his soul pants so much for God just like the deer. David was a man after God’s own heart. He acknowledged the Lord in everything he did. He made mistakes, he pleaded for forgiveness, and God punished him and forgave him too. In all these, David’s soul was truly for God.
Is your soul panting for God? Your soul is your source of life. And when your soul is not for God, then you are absolutely empty and in vain. And when your soul is for God, then your life is blessed beyond every explanation. God wants you to be for Him and alone. He does not want you to make any error toying with your soul or giving your soul to the way of the world.
Check out your life, ask yourself some questions and try to find out if truly, and sincerely your soul is for God.