There is something to say about going the extra mile, because let's be honest... when we are running, that first half mile is killer and 95% of the time, I am ready to give up around mile .3 but when you push through that barrier, suddenly you find yourself on Mile 2 taking names.
But I think there are times when more is not more... and when the harder and longer are causing casualties left and right not necessarily to the ones around you but to Y.O.U. Have you ever stood in the middle of the room knowing you were headed to do something but you can't for the life of you remember what that something is, or finally get a moment of peace and you can't figure out why that peace and fulfillment is not coming so quickly in your moment of rest... or maybe you are like me and you go to the cabinet and really you just had dinner and you find yourself searching for well... something, anything... TO SATISFY!
The Word has so much to say about those longings... those feelings of emptiness or craziness or unrest... Every truly satisfying moment of our lives comes from the Lord.
In Psalm 42:1 the Psalmist says... As the Deer pants for water, so my soul longs after you. This was just one of dozens upon dozens that reference this same idea of longing.
In John 6:35, Jesus said... I am the bread of life... He that comes to me will not ever hunger or no longer thirst.
There are so many promises in scripture about how God promises to be our portion... to satisfy, to fulfill, to bring peace, to provide joy, to raise up... and God longs to fulfill His promises but He can only do that in our lives if we are willing to take the time to know Him, to talk and also to listen... the truth is that we may never "Catch Up", but we can catch our breath.
I can guarantee you 100% of the time, if you give the firstfruits of your time to the Lord... He will more than honor the time that you have left. Those days when we feel like everything is stacking up and sometimes stacking against us, be reminded that God is your greatest advocate... but the only way to be ready for our day and ready for battle is to equip ourselves with His Word, His promises and to sit (even if only for a moment) in His presence.
He is so good! His love never fails!
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Longing-For-God#sthash.Gi0ktasv.dpuf
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Longing-For-God#sthash.Gi0ktasv
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Longing-For-God#sthash.Gi0ktasv.dpu