“My soul thirsts for you…”
“My soul will be satisfied…”
“My soul clings to you…”
In Psalm 63 this is how David speaks of his inner life, his inner being and its relationship to God. Thirsting, clinging, finding satisfaction. These are vibrantly descriptive words – and that is no accident. I, like C.S. Lewis, believe that it’s not that our desires are too strong, it’s that they’re too weak for the right things.
When was the last time you dared approach God with the language of a lover or a connoisseur? Have you ever? Have you ever let your soul so long after God that it stirred in you such passions and longings that you knew there was no other satisfaction except in God? Have you considered that in finding this deep connection to God you would experience a peace, joy and pleasure like none other?
Scandalous, isn’t it? Yet the scriptures are full of this language. God is not some distant, cold figure who simply created and rules us. God is an intimate lover of our souls and the satisfier of our deepest longings, if only we’ll be willing to go there.
Let your inner life consider the possibility of God being this way and see if it doesn’t open up for you a new world of connection and freedom to be who you are created to be. I dare you.
Grace and Peace,