Lately there’s been a lot of extra activity around my flower pots and garden. Maybe it’s because they all know that cold weather is right around the corner, and aren’t lulled into complacency by the recent heat wave like the rest of us. At any rate, the hummingbirds, butterflies and bees have been busier among my flowers than they’ve been all summer. In fact, they’ve been so absorbed in the accumulation of nectar and pollen that they’ve hardly seemed to mind when I came by with my camera.
Is this what it’s like to hunger and thirst, as the Scripture says, after God and His righteousness? “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?“ (Psalm 42:2)
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.“ (Matthew 5:6)
“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.“ (Psalm 107:9)
“O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” (Psalm 34:8)
I want to be like these little creatures.
Not lulled into complacency by the fleeting comforts that surround me. Not distracted by those who stand at the sidelines looking on. Free of the fear of what others may think. So utterly consumed with the desire to know God and His righteousness, that all else fades away in my pursuit to know and be filled.To drink to the fill and be completely satisfied, as He promises.
How about you?