Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Craving God

This morning, as I drove to work, I was listening to K-LOVE, a national Christian radio station.  The morning personalities were talking about a new book titled, MADE TO CRAVE by Lysa Terkeurst.  Have you heard or read it?  If so, give me a review.  Anyway, from what I have heard, it's basically a book on eating and dieting, but the author tells us that we are made to crave God and that is who we should turn our attentions too.

Then, I was listening to an interview with a musician who was talking about how he use to read the Bible every day, just to get through it.  He then said, "but now I read it to change me." (That's a paraphrase.)  That statement really impacted me.  Are you reading the Bible through in a year, or a month (like my Dad), just to say you did?  Or are you really diving in to the Word to see how it can impact you?  I think for some of us, putting a time limit on how long to read or what section to read, can have a negative affect on your reading.  But if you approach your devotion time with God as, 'What are you telling me today? attitude, then maybe you will start craving your time with God.

Psalm 63:1 says,
1 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.

How appropriate for today! 

1 comment:

  1. i've heard of the book also. maybe i'll wait until the church library gets it to read it.

    as for reading versus studying/applying the Word, I'm guilty of that recently. I'm reading through Isaiah right now and its not my favorite book, so its hard to focus on what its saying and how its applicable to me right now.