Bible Study & Devotional Day 82
Contributing Writer: Stephanie Bright
🔴 Desire for our Savior
Guiding Scripture: Psalm 73:25 “Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.”
This verse in the book of Psalms shows humility, submission, and a desperate desire for our Savior. It jumped out of the page as I read it. After reading it several times, I had to ask myself the hard questions, asking the same of you.
Is this our heart’s cry?
Is there really nothing else that we desire besides God?
Have we gotten to a point where this lives out true in our life –where we are delighted with God and God alone?
It’s easy to say ‘yes’ from a church pew or in the middle of a Bible study. But what about on a typical Wednesday morning when the busy-ness of life seizes us? What is our heart’s posture as we run around with all of life’s tasks at hand?
This scripture can’t just be read and acknowledged; we need to live it. God MUST take priority and preference in our lives. He must come before our marriages, children, careers, education, never-ending to-do lists, and even ourselves. If we genuinely desire nothing but Him, that should be evident in our prayer time, in the time we spend in the Word, in our obedience to God, and our everyday living for Him. And don’t get me wrong…desires aren’t evil. Doing great things in life isn’t necessarily sinful or wrong. The issue lies when we let those things take the throne of our heart, and then we bow down to worship it.
We are nothing without God. That’s a striking yet necessary reminder.
Without God, everything else is null and void. Let’s make sure that our actions prove and align with the posture of this verse. Let no title, degree, salary, or accomplishment stand in place of the Most High God. No matter how awesome of a person they may be, let no creation stand in place of the Creator.
Church, it’s time to return to our first love. It’s time to seek God above all else and before all else. It’s time to have the posture of this Psalmist and desire God first and foremost.
This devotional was written by Stephanie Bright a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46, Luke 5:29-6:11, Psalm 66:1-20, Proverbs 11:24-26
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