Longing for God

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1

I’ve been thinking about longing for God – longing to know God better – longing for knowledge of Him.

I’ve also been thinking about miracles.

I absolutely believe in miracles. I believe God performs miracles today, not only in Biblical times.

The Bible reveals plenty of miracles, but so far as I can see (and I still have a huge amount to learn, so I may be wrong about this) the miracles that are recounted in the Bible always seem to be in a context of growing, not restricting, our understanding of God. I don’t read the Bible as ever saying, “It’s a miracle so stop trying to understand it & just move on.”

I think longing for God is at least in part a longing to understand Him better, and that is not offensive to God — it pleases Him.

Or at least that’s what I think today.

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