We can sometimes find ourselves in a state of constant okay-ness. When you pass someone that you know in the hall or on the street and they ask, “Hey, how are you?” you can truly respond with, “I’m doing okay.” And that’s not a bad thing. You’ve got your health, your car, your job, maybe you even have a happy family. But, ask yourself this, are you desperate? Check out Psalm 63:
“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.
I have seen you in your sanctuary
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
how I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise you with songs of joy.”
Have you ever prayed like that? Expressing your desperate need for God? Do you actually feel like there’s a desperate longing for His presence in your life? Or are you just okay? Sometimes I offer a piece of gum to someone at work and they’ll respond with, “I’m okay, thanks though.” Let’s not reduce our God to a piece of Juicy Fruit. Every morning he’s the drink of water that we are parched for. Spend some time with our amazing Creator. Be more than okay.
“I lie awake thinking of you,
meditating on you through the night.
Because you are my helper,
I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
your strong right hand holds me securely.”