I wonder what she is doing? Is she thinking of me? Maybe if I think about her hard enough, she would know I’m thinking about her!
The silly thoughts of a young man hopelessly in love. I know them well. This is me twenty four years ago, hopelessly in love with my girlfriend, who would later become my wife. We met on a blind date, set up by mutual friends. As days melted into weeks, my thoughts and speech only revolved around her. I was driving my friends and colleagues crazy with my swooning but I didn’t care. All I wanted was to be in her life and to be reassured that she felt the same way.
I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
Psalms 63:6 (NLT)
Do I long for God with the same passion that I had when I courted my wife? Do I spend nights awake thinking and longing for God as David did when he wrote this Psalm? Read the first verses that David wrote in this Psalm. He is head over heels in love with His God!
O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.
Psalms 63:1 (NLT)
Oh my! The intensity and passion of David’s love for God is beautifully captured in this Psalm. He desired God more than anything, even more than life itself. This is the same depth of love I should have for God. I searched for my wife for many years and spent countless hours thinking and longing for her once we met. As genuine and honest as this love was, my passion for God should excel this. He is loving me, unconditionally, because I have confessed and repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
I wonder what God is doing right now?
He is loving me and always thinking about me, returning the love I give Him with a pure and incorruptible love that only an omnipotent and all loving God can give. It is different from the love that my wife and I share. It is better!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.