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Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer desires rivers of water, so my soul desires You, O God. My soul is thirsty for God, for the living God. When will I come and meet with God?

As repenting means letting go of things I should not hold onto at all and as I am also learning to not hold on to some other things too tightly, there is a sense of desire – of wanting more of something to fill the open space provided by the letting go. No mere “something” will do. I want more of God. I want His mind, I need His strength, I desire His grace – all these and more to fill me – although in this life there is no such thing as being full. Being fully satisfied will have to wait until I am with Him, in His presence. Until then, in the words of an old rock song, “I can’t get no satisfaction…” but we must realize we weren’t meant to. Not until then – when we see Him face to face and He wipes every tear from our eyes. Yes, if I am open to the Lord and seek Him, He will give me a portion, a measure of satisfaction to tide me over. In the words of the precious hymn writer, Fanny Crosby, “a foretaste of glory divine.”

Jesus, may nothing hinder You from filling me with the good things You have for me. Especially, I pray that I would not get in Your way when You come to satisfy my longing for You – when You stand ready to pour into me what I didn’t even know that I needed, when You are waiting for me to be open and ready to do above and beyond what I would ask or can even think. In Your name I pray, Amen.

Psalm 107:9 For He fills the thirsty soul. And He fills the hungry soul with good things.