That longing, you know the one that has you longing for something more, something special!
And yet, you’re not quite sure what that something special is!
Oh you’ve had a few ideas, goals & objectives over the years but when you have reached those, they didn’t quite fulfill that yearning.
And you find that longing, that yearning, that desire is still there for something more, something special.
This is our topic for reflection today dear friend. Let’s grab our cuppa’s & get comfy.
The longing that won’t quit
For me the longing started in childhood around the age of 6-7 years.
It was a longing deep within my soul, a desire to know more of the One that is called God.
You see, I was raised in a denomination that perpetrated a lot of mystery around God & His Son.
As a child I did what I was told to meet the spiritual rites of passage.
In what I was assured were the steps towards knowing & getting closer to God.
But as a teen I started questioning those steps & traditions.
For what I was observing wasn’t aligning with God’s Word (the Bible) that I had been reading.
I read that Jesus wasn’t full of mystery, He was always open in who He was, why He had come, what He had to do & did.
Inviting all of us to know God the Father through Him!
Trying to fulfill the longing in other things & places
However, as a teen through those challenging years of adolescence I looked to fulfill that longing in other places & things.
Chasing interesting little squirrels along the way that took my attention & focus!
The longing replaced with a lasting fulfilment
I came into a personal relationship with God the Father when I was a young Mama.
Through personal faith in Jesus that deep longing from childhood was finally fulfilled. Shared Here
No longer was I seeking that place of relationship for I was finally living in that relationship with Him.
A new desire was now burning in my heart, one that was vastly different to the last.
As this wasn’t a longing for something more, something special any more but a deep desire being fulfilled every day.
In growing my relationship with the Special One, my Heavenly Father.
For I’ve found there is always another layer to explore in relationship with Him.
It has been & continues to be an amazing journey of discovery.
‘God has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time.
He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God Himself]…’
Ecclesiastes 3: 11
What about you my friend, are you trying to fulfill that deep longing for something special in places & things that never quite fulfill?
Or maybe you started the journey of discovery & got distracted by those little squirrels!
You know… you can always come to Him, whether you previously started the journey or not, for He is that something special & is always available, it only takes a moment of prayer.
Until next time my friend,
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