You, God, are my God. Earnestly I seek you. I thirst for you. My whole being longs for you in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods. With singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you. I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. – Psalm 63:1-7
Too often, when we have this feeling of hunger and thirst in our life, we turn to other things. Usually good things, and they become idols. We turn to things like friendships and we try and fill that void. Entertainment becomes a way that we fill that void. Shopping becomes a way that we fill that void. Work becomes a way we fill that void. Often it becomes substance. It becomes other things that we think if we get enough of this thing, the void will be filled. But it won’t be. Not until you find and experience God to the fullest will you fill that void.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, please help me to find and experience you daily. Please fill my void and help me turn towards you in all things. Amen.
REFLECTION: What good things have become idols in my life?