One of my favourite verses of the Bible is Psalm 27:4: One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
We need to seek for more of God daily. David had experienced God’s presence in various ways and he still sought God. Many people want guidance from God, but they don’t crave and pursue Him or lay aside other things in order to go after a word from Him.
More than likely, you can reflect on a moment with God that was more satisfying than any other event in your life. But if that moment was years, months or days back, you are missing out on the rich pleasure that comes from fellowshipping daily with the Father through the Holy Spirit. No matter what we own or do, or where we go, nothing can satisfy us fully like God’s presence.
We will never be permanently, consistently satisfied if we seek things to do or own in order to quench that void inside of us instead of seeking the inner satisfaction that comes from spending time with God.
There are so many unhappy born-again and so-called Spirit-filled believers who are without knowledge of what to do about their dry, unfulfilled lives.
To be filled is to remain full of the Spirit of God by acknowledging Him and pursuing His ways on a daily basis.
One-time encounters with God are never going to keep us contented spiritually.
We were created to enjoy a living, vital relationship with God. There’s something supernaturally wonderful about reading God’s Word and hearing Him speak His promises to us. His Word to us has inherent power in it; his words are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
If we don’t seek God and spend time feeding our spirit with His truth, we will never be content. I don’t think there’s anything worse than being in a low-level state of spiritual satisfaction all the time.
Grace be multiplied unto you!
- Omosebi Mary Omolola (Ph.D)